Molecular biology writer Tina Hesman Saey is a geneticist-turned-science writer who covers all things microscopic and a few too big to be viewed under a microscope. She is an honors graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she did research on tobacco plants and ethanol-producing bacteria. She spent a year as a Fulbright scholar at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany, studying microbiology and traveling. Her work on how yeast turn on and off one gene earned her a Ph.D. in molecular genetics at Washington University in St. Louis. Tina then rounded out her degree collection with a master’s in science journalism from Boston University. She interned at the Dallas Morning News and Science News before returning to St. Louis to cover biotechnology, genetics and medical science for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. After a seven year stint as a newspaper reporter, she returned to Science News. Her work has been honored by the Endocrine Society and the Genetics Society of America.
Tina Hesman Saey's Articles
- NewsThough far from a cure, the advance could eventually lead to gene therapy that alleviates some symptoms.
- NewsIf made to take less time, test could help doctors treat children's fevers.
- News in BriefOrca genetics highlights distinctions among groups that feed on different prey.
- NewsSix kids are healthy, up to three years after treatment.
- News in BriefH7N9 influenza's clinging ability in humans and birds raises concerns about increased transmission between species.
- NewsAn entire genome compiled from a 700,000-year-old bone yields new information about equine history.
- News in BriefLimited myelin production time may make it harder to repair nerve casings damaged by multiple sclerosis.
- News in BriefMap of MERS infection finds microbe spread through hospital dialysis units.
- News in BriefA genetic quirk linking snails in two distant areas suggests people brought escargot on their migration to the Emerald Isle.
- Deleted ScenesPlaintiffs in Myriad case win an overwhelming victory, but some details remain a bit fuzzy.
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