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The Moth: Live From 'The World Science Festival'

A special live edition of The Moth's collaboration with "The World Science Festival." An astrophysicist discovers parallels in her research and romantic life; a surgeon details his involvement in one of the world's first hand transplants; a geneticist is called to testify in a murder case and lays the groundwork for DNA fingerprinting as forensic evidence.

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