A sense of belonging

April 15, 2016

If you’re reading this, you’re likely passionate about genetics. Now if I ask which of your passions cause you to donate money, some of you...


When I was 21, I spent a year in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, at the end of which I hoped...


If you’re producing a network news show and want a perspective on how some policy will affect global health, you could do worse than ask...


The Allied Genetics Conference – TAGC – is coming up soon (July 13 to 17 in Orlando), with an abstract submission deadline of March 23....


The family business

February 15, 2016

Considering my career as a whole, I have had a major role in three hugely creative experiments. It might be instructive to examine the features...


Real nice

February 1, 2016

A worrisome habit is arising among some American politicians. They don’t like what scientists conclude about some supposedly controversial topic so they try to defund...


For an American biologist, submitting a grant application to the NIH may feel like buying a lottery ticket for Powerball. Or perhaps it’s more like...


Count ’em

January 4, 2016

When I was a little kid and my mom asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would tell her: “I...