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Sara Harris, Matt Fleischer, Brad Stenger, Glenn Steiner


A native of Maryland, Sara Harris (“Razor Sharp RIKEN,” p. 40) first went to Japan in 1992. She worked for several years at the bilingual weekly newspaper Shukan ST and currently is a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in the Japan Times and The Christian Science Monitor.

Matt Fleischer (“My Kingdom for an Ethics Litmus Test,” p. 24) is a staff writer covering health and science issues for The National Law Journal and The American Lawyer. He has written for the New York Observer, the Village Voice, and New York magazine.

When the weather’s nice in Atlanta, Brad Stenger (“Small Packages, Great Things,” p. 27) says he’s more likely to be out training for a marathon than at his workstation in the afternoon. So it’s hard to imagine how he finds time for his many career tracks. Stenger designs interfaces in Mark Gerstein’s Bioinformatics Research Group at Yale and studies human-computer interaction in a master’s program at Georgia Tech. He also writes for Technology Review, digitalsouth, and And he gets the occasional gig helping architects plan high-tech lab spaces.

Glenn Steiner, who shot photos at DNA Sciences and Lynx Therapeutics for this issue, has been watching the world through a viewfinder since he opened his San Francisco studio in 1976. He’s worked with everything from hand-processed black and white to digital photography. In addition to visiting genomics companies, Glenn’s work takes him around the world, from Singapore to Greece to Belgium.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.