Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Lecture: Jon Cohen, senior correspondent at Science magazine

The Missouri School of Journalism will welcome science journalist and author Jon Cohen to campus Nov. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center on the University of Missouri campus. The visit is part of the Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship and Lecture Series, a joint initiative of the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium and the Missouri School of Journalism. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Cohen’s talk, "Editing Life: Covering CRISPR’s Powers and Perils" will draw from his extensive reporting on CRISPR gene editing technology in China.

Cohen is a senior correspondent at Science, which he started writing for in 1990, and has published widely in other magazines and newspapers. He specializes in biomedicine, and long has focused on HIV/AIDS, other infectious diseases, immunology, vaccines, and global health. Cohen also has reported extensively on genetics, primate research, evolution, bioterrorism, research funding, ethics, reproductive biology, credit battles, and the media itself. He coordinated and appeared in two PBS NewsHour series about HIV/AIDS. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Bond Life Sciences Center, Monsanto Auditorium
Columbia, MO 65211

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Journalism, Bond Life Sciences Center

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Sara Shipley Hiles

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