UO English professor, and Folklore and Public Culture Program Director, Martha Bayless is featured in a new story in “AroundtheO”. Click the link below to read the article.
Prof. Bayless points to “humanity’s historical relationship with cooking as an inspiration for people facing the chore of making 28 meals per week at home, with restaurants and takeout limited during the coronavirus outbreak. Cooking used to be a more social endeavor than it is today, she said, which helped reduce the kind of fatigue and frustration she’s seen many people experience through the heightened volume of pandemic cooking at home.”
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A University of Oregon cultural anthropologist is among a 21-member group of international researchers and public-interest advocates who have published a strong, cautionary statement about the use of genome editing in human embryos.
The statement emerged from a discussion about public engagement and governance of heritable human genome editing, which has risen into public debate by the gene-editing tool known as CRISPR, at a January 2019 workshop held in Geneva, Switzerland.
Leah Lowthorp, assistant professor in the UO’s Department of Anthropology, was a co-organizer of the workshop while with the nonprofit Center for Genetics and Society under a two-year public fellowship funded by the American Council of Learned Societies and Andrew P. Mellon foundation.