by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager
Lerner published two very different nonfiction titles earlier this month. They both feature the human body, but that’s about where the similarities end!
Except that they both have a lot of backmatter with further resources to explore. Here’s just a tiny bit from each of them.
Six Website Resources
Brain Power: Bright Ideas and Smart Tools for Neuroengineering
This interesting and accessible government website focuses on the ways in which scientists and engineers are exploring the nervous system and developing exciting new opportunities and technologies.
Genetic Literacy Project
The Genetic Literacy Project explores innovations in human genetics and biotechnology. Topics addressed are CRISPR and gene editing, gene therapy, stem cell research, synthetic biology, and more.
Human Microbiome Project
The Common Fund’s Human Microbiome Project develops research resources to study the microbial communities that live in and on our bodies and the roles they play in human health and disease.
StemBook is a collection of content covering a range of topics related to stem cell biology written by top researchers in the field.
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
This US government website provides a general overview of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, with a glossary and resource links.
What Are Genome Editing and CRISPR-Cas9?
This National Library of Medicine website explains gene editing and provides links to a series of fact sheets and other websites related to gene editing.
Ten Podcasts to Listen To
Call Your Girlfriend
Long-distance best friends Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman dish on this week in pop culture and highlight women who are agents, creators, movers, and shakers who have smart, interesting things to say.
Code Switch (NPR)
A team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity, and culture explore how they play out in Americans’ lives and communities.
Nonbinary host Molly Woodstock interviews LGBTQIA+ artists, activists, and educators; analyzes current events; and get a little bit closer to understanding what the heck gender is.
Latino USA (NPR and Futuro Media Group)
Veteran journalist Maria Hinojosa shares stories about Latino people in the United States.
Making Gay History (Pineapple Street Media)
Host Eric Marcus shares tear-jerking oral histories recorded with LGBTQ pioneers in the 1980s.
Two queer Asian American hosts share funny, sweet, and compelling stories about LGBTQ experiences in the United States.
Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
Host DeRay Mckesson is an activist and community organizer who has deep conversations about social, political, and cultural issues.
Popaganda (Bitch Media)
This feminism and pop culture podcast digs deep on issues of race, class, and gender in movies, books, music, films, and TV.
Comedian Cameron Esposito chats with high-profile LGBTQ guests, including actors, drag queens, and movie producers.
From abortion rights to Lisa Frank, research-obsessed hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin delve into feminist issues.