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Hello everybody. Am translating an essay on STEM CELLS and its history. This paragraph talks about GERON, based in Hayward. Can't understand the HAMLIN reference. Please, the the sentence and its context.
Bluntly articulating that goal would make it sound crass, almost quackish, not serious and sober. The early genius of Geron - and, by extension, Mike West - was in stating that goal by inference and indirection, with shrewd, promiscuous use of scientific language and a form of self-promotional breast-beating that left academic scientists, especially those naive souls in the telomere field, shaking their heads in disbelief.
Newspaper and television reporters, with a few notable exceptions, responded to West and his mission as if the Geron labs were located in Hamlin, not Hayward. To the befuddlement of many telemore biologists, who watched this parade from the curb, the amount of press coverage lavished upon a company that had merely piggybacked and overinterpreted its own research continued to stun them - a cultural thermometer in its own right, measuring the temperature of public interest in aging research.
Located in Monroe County, and home to Hamlin Beach State Park, Hamlin is convenient to many area attractions via the scenic Lake Ontario State Parkway and nearby historic Ridge Road. With a friendly, country atmosphere, convenience to Rochester, and a short drive to many area attractions, Hamlin has much to offer.
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Explanation: could it be referring to Hamelin, as in "THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN" folk tale?
Cilian O'Tuama Local time: 12:57 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 12