In our May issue, chief science correspondent Rajendrani Mukhopadyhay
interviews popular speaker Fyodor Urnov, a researcher at Sangamo
BioSciences who is an expert in zinc finger nucleases and helped coin
the phrase “genome editing.” We speak with a bioartist who is creating
new concepts of clothing inspired by the actions of bacteria that coat
human skin, cover important new developments in education and outreach,
and publish a song parody involving quorum sensing, Princeton’s Bonnie
Bassler, and Madonna that’s guaranteed to make you grin.