Video 32: Nathaniel Comfort, clip 6

Nathaniel Comfort published The Tangled Field (2001), a biographical study of McClintock's life, thought, and impact. In this clip he describes the ideal conditions at Cold Spring Harbor for McClintock to be able to pursue her research: fully funded lab, no teaching, no grant proposal writing, good facilities.

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