CRISPR is infiltrating nearly every crevice of biology, leading to new discoveries and surprising applications. The fast pace of this technology captures news headlines daily, leaving the public to wonder how CRISPR will impact their lives. Understanding the reality of CRISPR’s impending impact on the real world requires effective science communication, separating fact from fiction. This lofty task demands creativity and determination, two qualities that an IGI employee has honed over the years.
Megan Hochstrasser, Science Communications Manager at the IGI, sits down with Meenakshi Prabhune, host of CRISPR Cuts, to discuss the necessity of effective and accurate communication, her trajectory into the world of “scicomm,” and her favorite educational CRISPR resources.
“In addition to recruiting people for science and making sure people hear about it, science communication is about making sure your science has the impact you want it to on the world and ensuring that the messages are delivered in a really accurate and fair way. This is a big challenge these days, especially in the era of fake news where facts don’t seem to matter as much.”
How is Megan delivering accurate facts in an engaging way? Listen to find out!
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