Richard Preston: Panic in Level 4
Science Friday (NPR)
Author Richard Preston is known for his New Yorker profiles of science and scientists, and for best-selling science books including The Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer, and The Wild Trees. He's also the only person who isn't a medical doctor ever to receive the Centers for Disease Control's Champion of Prevention Award for public health. In this segment, Ira talks with Richard Preston about his craft, and about the stories and people he has covered over the years. Richard Preston also talks about his experience writing about people with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome--a rare inherited disease that causes neurological problems.
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