Stories from the community

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#1: Discover biotechnology with me, an 11th grader.

#1: Discover biotechnology with me, an 11th grader.

Hi! My name’s Rohan, and I’m an eleventh grader who’s always been interested in science and math. But (gasp!) I wasn't always a biology-lover. My primary interest was computer science. As I saw it, no other field could get you so much for so little. With the same programming language, you could code up a game, or a website, or even teach a computer how to see.

What I didn't realize is that biology occupies a similar position among the hard sciences. It was reading George Church's book Regenesis that showed me that biology is just as much a world of code, compilers, and robots as traditional computer science.

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Parenting a Teenage Genetic Engineer

Parenting a Teenage Genetic Engineer

“Why don’t you do something with coding?” I asked.  “This is coding,” she told me. “The REAL coding. The genetic code.” 

Jim is a writer and the proud father of a science-loving teenage daughter. Jim has been discovering genetic engineering alongside his daughter and navigating what it means to be a parent at the forefront of Genetic Engineering at Home. Here, Jim shares his journey...

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