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How lucky can one be? A perspective from a young scientist at the right place at the right time

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I wish to thank my family, my laboratory, my UCSF colleagues, my worldwide scientific friends, the NIH and HHMI, all of whom provided me with their unique support over the years.

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Vale, R. How lucky can one be? A perspective from a young scientist at the right place at the right time. Nat Med 18, 1486–1488 (2012).

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