Why I Teach
In 1989, the use of DNA evidence in criminal cases was nearly unheard of. That year, two lawyers pressed an incredibly busy Eric Lander—a leading contributor to the Human Genome Project—to testify about this emerging technology in their case. The biologist and geneticist would have flat out refused, but the lawyers played on Lander’s greatest passion: his love of teaching.
Scientists, writers, and artists take to the stage to tell stories about their personal relationship to science. The result is a collection of poignant, hilarious and unpredictable tales sure to intrigue and surely hard to forget. Presented in collaboration with The Moth. Watch them all in The Moth at WSF Series.
Recorded June 2011