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Postal Service goofs on stamp honoring St. Louis scientist

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By Julie Bierach, KWMU

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St. Louis – The U.S. Postal Service has issued a stamp baring the image of Washington University biochemist Gerty Cori, the first American woman to receive a Nobel Prize.

But for people who knew her, the honor is bittersweet because the Postal Service got the science wrong.

KWMU science reporter Julie Bierach explains.

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