Tina Saey, Science News
Tina is interested in basic medical research, such as stem cell genomics, microbiology, microbiome, transposons and retrovirus, developmental biology, and molecular evolution.
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017, 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Our Fast Pitch session (a virtual event) with Tina Saey, Science News, is scheduled for Mar. 22, 2017 at 2 pm ET. Tina's areas of interest include biology, and especially molecular biology.
She is interested in basic medical research, such as stem cell genomics, microbiology, microbiome, transposons and retrovirus, developmental biology, and molecular evolution.
She also writes about the reproducibility of science and the societal/ethical implications of prenatal genetic testing. Although her interests are very broadly basic research, she sometimes covers clinical research.
Some topics she's exploring in this year include direct-to-consumer genetic testing, why does carrying a genetic mutation not guarantee you will – or won’t – get a disease, what whole genome and exome sequencing bring to the table that currently available consumer genetic tests don’t, the technology and ethics of human gene editing, gene drives, domestication, speciation (what is a species, particularly molecular mechanisms behind making species reproductively isolated from each other).
You can read Tina's stories at ScienceNews and more about Tina on her LinkedIn profile.