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Recent work by our members

#nswasciwire highlights the published writing of NSWA members each month. Would you like to see your writing featured? Please suggest an item online or send a link or PDF file to Chris Tachibana at sciencewire@nwscience.org. The NSWA Board of Directors determines what material to present. We look forward to highlighting your work.

DeWeerdt: Parental Autism

For The Atlantic and Spectrum, Sarah DeWeerdt looks at autism from a different perspective. Instead of considering children with autism, Sarah looks at how families are affected by parents who are on the spectrum. Of course, Sarah finds challenges. But she also finds...

Wanucha: From Worms to Brains

Think “multidisciplinary” is just a science buzzword? Genevieve Wanucha’s story about a gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease follows a discovery from bioinformatics, to transgenic model organisms, to postmortem human brains. Genevieve is at the...

Ells: Beak Book

Rick Ells tells a modern story about evolution in his review of The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner. Read Rick’s summary about scientists measuring the changes that Darwin noted in finches, then peruse the rest of his blog to fill up your reading list....

Haydon: Digital Drugs

Effective vaccines against the shifty influenza virus are hard to come by. Ian Haydon writes about a new anti-flu tactic. Protein designers at the University of Washington have created a protein that theoretically sticks to the flu virus more tightly than our own...

Tompa: Alice’s Adventures at the Hutch

In an interview she tweeted was the pinnacle of her career 🙂, Rachel Tompa interviews Alice Waters for Hutch News. Why was the superstar chef and activist and founder of restaurant Chez Panisse at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center? To talk about lifelong...