Meeting March 22, 2017

Genes and Society in the News:

  • There is a new Radiolab program on CRISPR. Carl Zimmer was hosted on a Radiolab podcast on the same topic two years ago. Then he was very positive. Now, he’s more reserved.

Article for discussion:

Discussion points:

  • Razib is recognized as an excellent human population geneticist and has been a successful and prolific blogger.
  • Was hired by NYTimes in March 2015 as contributing opinion writer, then immediately fired after discovering his association with white supremacist publications.
  •  Check out https://undark.org for in-depth coverage in a journalistic style of wide range of science topics.

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