Genes and Jazz: Harold and Jacob Varmus

WED, NOV 4, 2009 (2:11)

Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize-winning cancer researcher and science advisor to President Obama, teams up with his son, jazz trumpeter and composer, Jacob Varmus, to explore the ways that genes and notes affect complex organisms and compelling music. This father-son duo compares cell biology to the development of musical ideas through a multi-media experience featuring performances by The Jacob Varmus Quintet.

+ BIO: Harold Varmus

Harold Varmus, MD, is the 1989 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine, the president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the science advisor to President Obama.

+ BIO: Jacob Varmus

Jacob Varmus is a jazz trumpeter, composer, and leader of the Jacob Varmus Quintet.

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