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'Editing Life:' Science Journalist Jon Cohen at University of Missouri

Event Date:

November 12, 2019 | 12:00 PM EST TO 1:00 PM EST


University of Missouri
MU Bond Life Sciences Center, Monsanto Auditorium
1201 Rollins Street

Columbia, MO 65201

Gao Caixia’s team grows CRISPR-modified rice strains in experimental paddies near its lab. Image by Stefen Chow. China, 2019.

China has aggressively embraced CRISPR, a powerful new genome editing tool that's transforming the...


Science Magazine staff writer Jon Cohen will speak at the University of Missouri on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, as part of the Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship and Lecture Series, the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium partnership with the University. 

Cohen traveled to China for his Pulitzer Center-supported project, "The Chinese CRISPR Revolution." His stories for Science Magazine explore the growing popularity of genome editing tools in improving crops and medicine, while also investigating ethical, regulatory, and legal issues associated with the tools.

Cohen's specialties include coverage of biomedicine, HIV/AIDS, immunology, vaccines, genetics, and global health. His reporting has appeared in publications including The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineSmithsonianOutside, and Slate.

At 2:30 p.m. following the discussion with Cohen, students are invited to attend an informational session on the Pulitzer Center reporting fellows program. Outreach Coordinator Holly Piepenburg will lead the session, which will occur in room 100A, Reynolds Journalism Institute on the MU campus.

For more information on the events, visit the University of Missouri website.


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