Friday, September 8, 2017
This "TIME Firsts" Has me So Fascinated
I am here for the inclusion of Elizabeth Blackburn, first woman president of the Salk Institute, whose work on telomere study is exceptionally interesting to people interested in human life span research She's basically up there with Barbara McClintock, as a scientist who entirely turned me all the way on about genetics and new ways of looking at DNA to crack who we are and what we might be. I might wish that TIME Firsts had been around years ago to pick up a great name a little bit lost like Rosalind Franklin a little earlier on. But there are so many good profiles here, like Mae Jemison and Maya Lin.
We've come a long way, baby. I think it is almost weird to concentrate on women of excellence in various fields, as if it should be just assumed. But I enjoyed seeing great talents being given their due.