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On February 08, 2001  Alan W. Bernheimer wrote:

"Arthur Schaeffer’s principal avocation was sailing a small boat, which he himself had built. Some time before I arrived at CSH he purchased a larger sail boat, which he christened NONAME, and decided to auction off the old boat. The highest bid turned out to be $10, a sum contributed jointly by a group of students. They named the boat THE BERIBERI. (At that time, research on vitamins was fashionable.)!"
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On March 01, 2004  Alan Bernheimer Jr. wrote:

"This photo is likely from the summer of 1949. Aside from Kitty Warren and her two daughters in the foreground there is Mildred Shemin (glasses) and her daughter Louise in the left background. That's me standing on my father's lap at the right, and my mother Harriet is mostly obscured by Margie. The Shemins (David Shemin was a biochemist from P&S [Columbia] who later moved to Northwestern) had the apartment on the lower floor of..."
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On March 28, 2003  Waclaw Szybalski wrote:

"…the gaiety of the unforgettable summer of 1951. The more level-headed and glamorous wife of Karl, Irena, tried sometimes to temper the activites of our triumverate, saying "you are all just the same, totally irresponsible," but her success was limited, since even the leaders of the phage group, including Max Delbrück and Sal Luria, were practical jokers"
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On February 21, 2003 Evelyn Witkin wrote:

"It was during the 1968 CSH Symposium. Only one DNA polymerase was known in E. coli, the one (now known as DNA polymerase I) that Arthur Kornberg had discovered and characterized. DeLucia and Cairns had just isolated a mutant apparently lacking the activity of this enzyme, but nevertheless, it replicated its DNA efficiently."
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On February 26, 2003  James Lupski wrote:

"There is a photo of Dr. Bukhari, the group, and a cake celebrating Dr. Nathan's and my first gel…"
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On May 13, 2004  Animesh Ray wrote:

"That was the summer of 1984. DNA Replication and the Recombination Symposium. I saw Frank Stahl towering over Barbara McClintock, the two standing by the bay." ...read entire post

 
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On March 02, 2003  Luis F. Jimenez-Garcia wrote:

"After I received my PhD in Mexico, I wrote to David and asked to join him as a posdoctoral fellow. By 1992, I finally arranged to be in New York. In a letter David [Spector] wrote to me, he stated that if I came to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, I was going to be exposed to state-of-the-art technology. I did not imagine that I was indeed going to be exposed to that and also to the opportunity to meet many very important people in science."
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On November 05, 2003  Lincoln Stein wrote:

"On 9:00 am Thursday morning, after the Wednesday night "Oktoberfest" at the bar, I walked into the Bioinformatics computer lab to find a scant crowd of bloodshot-eyed souls mournfully reading their e-mail and chugging coffee. Then a certain Case Western faculty member walks in looking like he's just risen from the dead and wearing only socks. "Has anyone seen my shoes?" he asks."
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