Star-Nosed Genius

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Congratulations to the new crop of Macarthur genius grant winners, including Ken Catania, a neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University whose muse is the star-nosed mole. It turns out that a single strange animal can reveal a lot about how nervous systems develop and evolve. For more on Catania’s work, see my blog post from last year and my article on some of Catania’s recent work for the New York Times.