Jennifer Kahn

TED Vancouver | February 2016
CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever. More than anything, the technology has led to questions: How will this new power affect humanity? What are we going to use it to change?
Flagstaff | October 2011
Annual joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.
Stanford | June 2010
Are magazines the last bastions of complex storytelling? Dinosaurs doomed to perish in the digital age? This panel will discuss the future of magazines and magazine writing -- and why it may not be as dark as some predict.
Herbst Theater | April 2010
Deadlift: An account of how my father became a world champion weight lifter at 85.
UC Berkeley | April 2009
Featured panelist: Narrative Journalism: Reporting & Interviewing
It's one thing to find an interesting science story, but how do you go the extra mile to find a story that will also make for great narrative reading? Our speakers will talk about how they search out their narrative pearls, and the kind of interviewing, reporting, and digging it takes to flesh out the characters, scenes, and anecdotes that make for a real page turner.
Brava Theater | April 2009
Fear: Coming Back from a Crash.
Harvard | March 2009
At a time when stem cells, bioengineering, and clean fuels affect choices at the check-out line and the voting booth, science writing is more critical to the layreader than ever. But the demands of compelling narrative-a single protagonist, colorful characters, dramatic breakthroughs-can be defied by the laborious truths of scientific research. Three writers will probe the alchemy of the science narrative, exploring ways to balance storytelling and science.