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Goodbye, Columbus

Gregory A Petsko

Author Affiliations

Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA

Genome Biology 2012, 13:155  doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-5-155

Published: 18 May 2012

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The throne room of the Spanish court in Madrid, some time in the late 15th century. Seated side by side are King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Standing before them is a tall, muscular man wearing the clothes of a sea captain, holding his hat in his hands. He speaks Spanish, but with a pronounced Italian accent.