Clyde Hutchinson's biology career started with a job as an undergraduate in a biophysics lab, The Scientist writes. He'd started at Yale University with an intention to major in physics, but switched to biology as he pursued a PhD at Caltech because of that undergrad job in Harold Morowitz's lab.

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