By Sheri Quinn
Salt Lake City, UT – During World War II, Mario Capecchi was a homeless boy wandering the street in Verona, Italy. He came to the United States as a teenage refugee, went on to study biology at Harvard and today is a world-renowned geneticist at the University of Utah. Producer Sheri Quinn has this retrospective of Mario Capecchi's life and work, and how his technique of manipulating the genes of mice has led to astonishing discoveries for human biology as well.
Part 1 of a 5-part series