CRISPR and… Saved by Science!

UPDATE: I had a great time talking to Dr. Mark Poznansky today (despite the technical difficulties)! If you want to watch, the recording is here: *** I just finished reading Saved by Science and can’t wait to talk to Dr. Mark Poznansky in this Facebook Live event tomorrow. To tune in, follow this link: […]


I love this Inside Science interview with Samuel Acheampong, a scientist who’s using CRISPR to edit sweet potatoes. Now you might think that sweet potatoes are fine just they way they are. But the traditional variety grown in Ghana (and most of Africa) is low in beta carotene – a vitamin important to everything from […]

CRISPR and… The Nobel Prize!

Amazing news! After all the research I did for CRISPR: A Powerful Way to Change DNA, I pretty much feel like I know these two amazing scientists. Read more about it at CBC News. CONGRATULATIONS to Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier!! I’m sending you a copy of my book. xo


As I write this post, we still don’t really know. But here are some ways scientists are using CRISPR to fight the coronavirus that causes Covid-19: 1. TESTING As I mentioned in my brief post titled CRISPR and COVID, the first test for Covid-19 using CRISPR was approved for use in the US by the […]


Sound like something from a low budget science fiction film? Maybe. But let’s take a look at what kinds of changes might be necessary for humans to be able to live happily ever after somewhere far, far away.  BECOMING ALIEN There are lots of things we’d have to consider in adapting ourselves to life on […]