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Goodman's 'Intuition' Examines Science of Truth

When the experiments of a young scientist at a struggling cancer research institute begin to pay off, his peers are thrilled. But Cliff Bannaker's colleague and girlfriend, Robin Decker, suspects that something is amiss. Are the results botched?

That question only begins the intrigue in Allegra Goodman's novel Intuition, which examines the intersections of science, ego and morality -- via a chilling mystery.

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Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.