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Catch Sam Kean, Author of “Violinist’s Thumb,” at Politics and Prose Tonight
Kean, who wrote “Nature’s Bar Code” from our August issue, is featured in the “Washington Post’s” style section today.
Did you catch the profile of Sam Kean in today’s Washington Post style section? Kean, 33, is the author of The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code, released July 17. He also contributed to The Washingtonian’s August issue “Nature’s Bar Code,” about the lab at the Smithsonian using DNA barcoding to identify birds after collisions with airplanes, among other things.