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Nathaniel Comfort, Science Historian Bio and Contact Info
Listen (6:29) On being a science historian
Listen (1:41) Art, history, and science
Listen (2:05) Thalassophia
Listen (4:27) Human Theome Project
Listen (2:53) Project Dick
Listen (3:28) Nature writes like a middle-schooler
Listen (7:16) Barbara McClintock-Is there feminine science?
Listen (4:39) Horace Judson, science historian
Listen (1:45) Writing style and purpose
Listen (7:22) Science changes notion of self
Listen (7:09) Commercialization of personal genetics
Listen (3:23) Science tattoos
We have a special, at times light-hearted, show to wrap up the year. Joining us is science historian, Nathaniel Comfort. Dr. Comfort is an associate professor at Johns Hopkins School of medicine and author of The Tangled Field, a book about nobel laureate Barbara McClintock. Nathaniel also blogs regularly but not always earnestly. His blogs this year have gone from a eulogy written for his mentor, a renowned science historian, to some satiric pieces on the absurd and too often believed notion that there's a gene for everything. These blogs will provide the material for much of our interview and you can be the judge of whether Nathaniel's humorous gene is expressing.
NOTE: It’s important to acknowledge that mendelspod has been made possible through the generous support of our sponsors throughout the year. We thank all of them for their partnership. We wish them and all of you a very happy holiday.