I contribute to two independent blogs, Gene Expression, and Brown Pundits. I also run the Insitome weblog. I was a co-founder of the Secular Right weblog.

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 currently work at Insitome. I have written for publications that include The New York TimesIndia TodayNational Review OnlineSlate, & The Guardian, on a broad range of topics.

To inquire about genomics consulting services or me writing for your publication, please email me or contact me via through LinkedIn.

A few of my non-professional activities have been covered at The New York TimesMIT Technology Review and NPR.

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I offer a free and very irregular (about twice a year) newsletter which you may sign up for. 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.