Category: Biology

Meet the scientist at the center of the covid lab leak controversy

Jane Qiu
PUBLISHED BY: MIT Technology Review ON February 9, 2022
AAAS Kavli Award

Jane Qiu, an independent science writer based in Beijing, won a 2022 AAAS Kavli Award for this profile of virologist Shi Zhengli, a central figure in the global debate about how the COVID-19 pandemic began. The story was also featured […]

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A Field at a Crossroads: Genetics and Racial Mythmaking

Ashley Smart
PUBLISHED BY: Undark ON December 12, 2022
NASW Science in Society Award AAAS Kavli Award

Ashley Smart, senior editor at Undark, associate director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, and CASW’s treasurer, won a 2023 NASW Science and Society award and a 2023 AAAS Kavli Award for this story. His “tour de force,” […]

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Started Out as a Fish. How Did It End Up Like This?

Sabrina Imbler
PUBLISHED BY: The New York Times ON April 29, 2022
CASW Clark/Payne

This story, which drew attention across social media for its catchy headline and meme-worthy subject, was one of four articles that led Sabrina Imbler to win CASW’s Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for young science journalists in 2022. Imbler wrote the […]

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The Loneliest Polar Bear | Chapter 1

Kale Williams
PUBLISHED BY: The Oregonian ON October 16, 2017
AAAS Kavli Award

In the den, the walls were white like ice. Light came from a single red bulb. The air smelled of cool concrete, of straw piled thick, and of a heavy, captive musk. Somewhere, tucked under her 600-pound mother, was Nora. …

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The Social Life of Genes

David Dobbs
PUBLISHED BY: Pacific Standard ON September 3, 2013
AAAS Kavli Award

Your DNA is not a blueprint. Day by day, week by week, your genes are in a conversation with your surroundings. Your neighbors, your family, your feelings of loneliness: They don’t just get under your skin, they get into the control rooms of your cells. Inside the new social science of genetics. …

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