The Wu Lab

We had our first visit to the Wu Lab today at Harvard Medical School and go to meet Dr. Ting Wu and her postdoc, Dr. Ruth McCole, in person. They’ve scoured the script and given us insights on everything from ultra-conserved elements of DNA (their research area) as a potential source of speciation to the pros and cons of writing our lead scientist as an African-American male to the need for more female geneticists in the script.

Dr. Ting Wu gives our script the same considered attention she might give an academic paper.

Dr. Ting Wu gives our script the same considered attention she might give an academic paper.

It was a privilege to tour the lab and attending a routine lab meeting. They’ve invited us back to see a “chalk talk” (a kind of lecture to share preliminary their preliminary research results) and to DC to attend a congressional briefing. It’s amazing how much this lab — and their partner outreach organization pgEd — care about sharing genetics with a broader public. That’s why they’ve agreed to come on as our science advisors.

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