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MEET THE CAROUSING, HARMONICA-PLAYING TEXAN WHO JUST WON A NOBEL FOR HIS CANCER BREAKTHROUGH

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All the reading and wondering came together one night while Allison was in Houston sitting in on a lecture by a visiting Ivy League immune researcher. Something just clicked. “I said, 'I think I know a shortcut to finding the T-Cell receptor.'"
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...and next thing Allison’s got Willie and some of his band in the back of the microbus, on the way to open-mic night at the Stingray.

“Man, they sold a lot of beer that night,” Allison says. Willie had taken the mic, asking, “You all mind if I stand in and play a few?” then played for four hours. “I never had to pay for another one in that bar again,” Allison says. Afterward he took the band back to the hotel. “Yeah, that was good,” Allison says. “And somehow we managed to avoid getting arrested.”
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Allison was stunned—this wasn’t what experimental data looked like. “According to the data, it was a ‘perfect’ experiment, 100 percent alive versus 100 percent dead,” Allison says. “Jesus, I mean, I was expecting—something. But this was 100 percent. Either we’d just cured cancer or we’d really screwed up.”
Technical, but very worthy of your time. Clear analogies explain most details


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