Yesterday our crew got to embed ourselves with the latest thinkers in the burgeoning field of DNA research at a symposium at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The event brought together biologists, chemists, anthropologists, criminal justice researchers, and ethicists – people who aren’t often in the same room together – to talk about everything related to DNA.
It was a fascinating day. We also interviewed epidemiologist Janet Rich-Edwards, co-director of Racliffe’s science program and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She was one of the primary organizers of the symposium and speaks eloquently about the importance of crossing disciplines in research.
The material we shot will become part of a new signature video we are creating called Radcliffe Stories, featuring several small narratives about exciting work taking place at Radcliffe.