'Providing the balance between a science book that can appeal to the general public while still providing useful information to the science "professional" is always a challenge. Lewis (medical education, Alden March Bioethics Institute) has succeeded in producing a useful source for each audience.' - Choice May 2011
?Ricki Lewis has done a remarkable job with this book? - Charles W. Rodgers, The American Journal of Human Genetics
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About the Author
Ricki Lewis has built an eclectic career in communicating the excitement of genetics and genomics. She earned her Ph.D. in genetics in 1980 from Indiana University. It was the dawn of the modern biotechnology era, which Ricki chronicled in many magazines and journals. She published one of the first articles on DNA fingerprinting in Discover magazine in 1988, and a decade later one of the first articles on human stem cells in The Scientist.
Ricki has taught a variety of life science courses at Miami University, the University at Albany, Empire State College, and community colleges. She has authored or co-authored several university-level textbooks and is the author of The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It, as well as an essay collection and a novel . Ricki has been a genetic counselor for a private medical practice since 1984 and is a frequent public speaker. Since 2012, Ricki has written hundreds of news stories for Medscape Medical News, articles for Scientific American and for several genetic disease organizations, and originated and writes the popular weekly DNA Science blog at Public Library of Science.
Ricki teaches an online course on “Genethics” for the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical College. She lives in upstate New York and sometimes Martha’s Vineyard, with husband Larry and several felines. Contact Ricki at rickilewis54@gmail. com , or join the discussion on DNA Science at http://blogs.plos.org/dnascience/ .