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Cynthia McKelvey

Santa Cruz
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  the human-ness in science, neuroscience of the self, weird animals

Freelance journalist writing about whatever interests me: mostly science, sex, and medicine. Bylines @wired, @motherboard, @scishow cynmckelvey@gmail.com

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Biography

I have been a lot of things in life. I started out as an artist when I broke from the stick figure form in elementary school. Then I specialized as a manga artist for my middle school years. I flirted with fashion design before taking an interest in psychology. From there I realized that biology ...

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Aug 02, 2017

@selenalarson Well ppl were already pushing a moratorium on human embryo editing prior to that, but it didn't help things. But I guess now we're on board?

Aug 02, 2017

@selenalarson On human embryos and everyone lost their damn minds

Aug 02, 2017

@selenalarson Oh yeah not reacting personally to you. And the team was international. But a few years ago scientists in China also performed CRISPR

Aug 02, 2017

@selenalarson It's weird how we applaud this when it happens in the US but freak tf out when it's done overseas

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

We had one in kindergarten but it didn't have any ink.

How is social media changing news?

Generally: It's too fast and sloppy to be good. But the Arab Spring really demonstrated how social media can accelerate a news story.

Why did you become a journalist?

Because it's fun as hell and the dress code is flexible.