Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Molecular Biologist
Lydia Villa-Komaroff on wanting to be a scientist, defying all prejudices of a young Latina, and her breakthrough in diabetes.
Nancy Wexler, Neuropsychologist & President of the Hereditary Disease Foundation
Nancy Wexler, PhD is a neuropsychologist who's devoted her life's work to finding a cure for the fatal hereditary disorder Huntington's Disease (HD). Although a cure has not been found for HD, Wexler and a team of "gene hunters" made the breakthrough discovery of locating the Huntington gene and dramatically changed how science of approached. Wexler herself has a one in two chance of having the disease.