Dr. Mary-Claire King was recently on the Indiana University campus to receive the Hermann J. Muller award, and to give this year’s Muller Lecture on genetics and genomics. While she was there, she joined host Aaron Cain in the WFIU studios.
In an essay, Mary-Claire King describes the lows and highs of the week of April Fools’ Day in 1981. Her husband announced he was leaving, having fallen in love with a grad student. Then her house was ransacked.