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Mutations that don’t break proteins – at AmericanScientist.org

I’ve been given the opportunity to write for AmericanScientist.org’s renovated blog network. Head over and check out my first post on how not every disease-causing DNA variant breaks a protein-coding gene.

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Snarking Stem Cells: The Webinars

Got half an hour for stem cells? I’ve been working with the International Society of Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) to develop a four-part webinar series on what everyone needs to know about stem cells and stem cell biology. The first … Continue reading

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My Contribution to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — with Science!

Transcript of video: I’ve been waiting for this for two weeks So thank you to Syros Pharmaceuticals for challenging me and my lab to take the ALS ice bucket challenge. ALS is short for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It’s a neurodegenerative … Continue reading

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What the Ghostbusters Taught Me About Communicating

I was rewatching Ghostbusters II, and Winston Zeddemore taught me something about how to communicate a complex subject effectively. It was a throwaway scene that looked uncomfortably familiar. There was a problem, and the team needed the help of someone … Continue reading

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Things I Learned at #scio14 – Building the Network

This above all, know thy audience. It is amazing how frequently these words were uttered, have to be uttered, and should be uttered to all who communicate. Beyond this, the most important thing I got out of Scio14 was the … Continue reading

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