Category: Events

CRISPRcon: diverse voices debate the future of genome editing

It’s not every day that a scientific conference hosts a panel discussion including a futurist, a director of a non-governmental organization, a pastor, an environmentalist, and a pig farmer—but CRISPRcon wasn’t your typical science conference. In place of presentations about the latest scientific papers and a wall of posters, CRISPRcon provided a platform for a broader

Bay Area marches for science

At first glance, the March for Science in San Francisco appeared similar to other marches held over the past few months: a sea of signs and people in sunscreen and running shoes, many with their kids in tow. But after looking closer, a couple notable differences stood out. Here and there were people in lab

Beyond Academia 2017

Jo Downes Bairzin It’s a familiar question to many of us in graduate school: what am I doing with my life? One might think that a bunch of PhD trainees in their 20s and 30s would have figured that out already, but if anything, grad school makes the question even more pressing. How many of