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“A Scientific American”

A photograph of my father in his navy uniform, a photograph of my father and I and an issue of his beloved Scientific American  magazines. Photograph by Susan E. Swanberg.

A photograph of my father in his navy uniform, a photograph of my father and I and an issue of his beloved Scientific American magazines. Photograph by Susan E. Swanberg.

Soon after he died, my mother presented me with a trove of my father’s magazines, saying, “He would have wanted you to have these.” I gasped as I thumbed through each dusty issue and recalled how my father had planted the seeds of a scientist’s curiosity in my young brain, seeds that would blossom years later when I returned to school to study for a Ph.D. in genetics.

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