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Discovery Lecture

Jan. 14, 2016, 9:29 AM

(photo by John Russell)

Vanderbilt Genetics Institute director Nancy Cox, Ph.D., left, poses with Nancy Brown, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine, before Cox’s recent Flexner Discovery Lecture. For a complete schedule of the Flexner Discovery Lecture series and archived video of previous lectures, go to http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/discoveryseries.

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