Crowdfunding with Seattle sauce

Forget everything you think you know about scientific research and the starched white-lab-coat image. Bonnie McGregor is one of those people who have a traditional career with years of publications in peer-reviewed journals. She’s been at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle for 11 years.  But replace your image of her there with … Continue reading Crowdfunding with Seattle sauce

Celebrity fuels movie and device awareness

When a famous actress writes about her own mastectomy, the world listens. Angelina Jolie wrote a story for the New York Times opinion pages about her own genetic risk of breast cancer, based on a mutation in her copy of the gene BRCA1. On June 6, Seattle audiences will get to see a new movie, … Continue reading Celebrity fuels movie and device awareness

Small words – Town Hall talk for Ignite Seattle

Some people in science like to use big words. You know what I’m talking about. Climatology, prehistoric, proteomics. Or phrases that tie us up in knots. I’m a fan of small ordinary words. Words that all of us use every day. The great cartoonist Randall Munroe of xkcd created a cartoon about labeling the parts … Continue reading Small words – Town Hall talk for Ignite Seattle