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National Medal of Science winner Lucy Shapiro: "It's the most exciting thing in the world to be a scientist"

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama presented Stanford developmental biologist Lucy Shapiro, PhD, and 22 of her fellow innovators and researchers with national medals for their contributions to science, technology and innovation.

In this just-released White House video, Shapiro discusses her research and her passion for science and teaching the nation's future innovators. About her love for her work, she says, "it's the most exciting thing in the world to be a scientist, because you're like a detective."

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