RICHARD CRIPPS APPEARS ON NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

RICHARD CRIPPS, an Associate Professor of Biology at UNM, recently was interviewed by NPR's Science Correspondent Joe Palca for a story on the afternoon show All Things Considered. Richard was asked to comment upon a recent paper in Nature Genetics by Harvard researcher Elizabeth Engle concerning a hereditary disorder in humans caused by mutations in a gene named HOXA1. Richard's recent research has documented the roles of genes similar to HOXA1 in the development of fruit flies, and he was able to underline the importance of studies using model systems in ultimately characterizing human genetic diseases.

The story can be heard on the NPR website at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4843170