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Michael Specter
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oops I mean #gob.  its bad enough that this is through google+
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My take on whether other people should be able to patent our genes. For the New Yorker's new blog on science and technology
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A very timely, important article. Will be on the lookout on April 15 as to what The Supreme Court decides. 
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  • The New Yorker
    staff writer, 1998 - present
  • The New York Times
    reporter, foreign correspondent, Moscow Bureau Chief, 1989 - 2012
  • The Washington Post
    Science reporter, New York Bureau Chief, 1984 - 2012
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I am a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the book, "Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Harms the Planet and Threatens our Lives"(Penguin Press)
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