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Harvard's Pardis Sabeti -- researcher, role model, and rock star -- is profiled in this issue of Science. Sabeti has quickly become visible in her field because of a knack for hard work, raising money, and reaching out to the community, as well as being a pretty good singer. Currently, she is working on uncovering evidence of selection in the human genome in relation to susceptibility to Lassa fever.

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