Jon Entine

Executive Director
Genetic Literacy

Jon Entine is the founder and executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project (GLP), an educational outreach nonprofit that advocates on behalf of science-based policy solutions focused on farming and food, environmental sustainability, vaccine and biomedicine, gene drives, synthetic biology and gene editing. He is a lifelong journalist, with19 major journalism awards including two news Emmys, at NBC News and ABC News. Jon has written thousands of popular articles; numerous peer reviewed papers on genetics and business ethics; and seven books, including three on sustainable agriculture and chemical risk. Two bestsellers focused on population genetics — Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We Are Afraid to Talk About It (2000); and Abraham’s Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People (2007). He has been a fellow at University of California-Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy; George Mason University's Center for Health & Risk Communication; and the American Enterprise Institute.

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