How to nearly derail a woman’s career: Mary-Claire King’s BRCA1 project grant

This item was floating around the twitterz this weekend. I can’t remember who pointed it out first, but I didn’t have a chance to get to it then. I was able to look for it later, and it was worth looking for. Mary-Claire King talks about her some career struggles she faced right on the cusp of getting the grant that became the BRCA1 project. It’s a story of some personal agony, persistence, and a nearly magical assist from an unlikely source.