Biology Student Wins Just Read Essay Contest

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Inside USD -- Kate Partynski’s career aspirations are in genetic counseling, specifically pre-natal counseling. One discussion she’s sure to have with prospective parents is explaining scientific concepts and the potential risk for child health disorders.

“That’s a very emotional conversation to have,” said the University of San Diego junior biology major.

So, when Partynski heard about Rebecca Skloot’s powerful 2010 book,The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks last summer, it piqued her interest. (Full Story


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