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Video 32: Nathaniel Comfort, clip 1

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Nathaniel Comfort teaches history of science and medicine at George Washington University. In 2001, he published The Tangled Field, a biographical study of McClintock's life, thought, and impact. In this clip, he talks about McClintock's use of maize as a model organism for plant genetics.
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corn genetics, maize as model organism, history of science, barbara mcclintock, nathaniel comfort
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