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Otherwise, here is my short biographical sketch:
I do genetics. I write. More broadly, I am a public intellectual without portfolio. I have opinions on a wide range of topics.
I have written for publications that include The New York Times, India Today, National Review Online, Slate, & The Guardian, on a broad range of topics. I previously consulted for Family Tree DNA and National Geographic, and currently consult on human genomics for PBS’ Finding Your Roots, as well as various efforts for which I am under non-disclosure agreements.
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I hold degrees in biology and biochemistry from the University of Oregon and did graduate work at the University of California at Davis’ genetics program. My current list of publications is available on my Google Scholar profile. Regarding my intellectual influences, my Goodreads account is a good starting place.
I am an enthusiast for personal genomics, as well as an evolution and history buff. I am inordinately proud of my preschoolers when they bring up double helixes and black holes.