Jon Entine

Jon Entine, Founder of the Genetic Literacy Project

Jon Entine is founder and executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project, an online-based resource and conference outreach program focused on biomedicine, synthetic biology, stem cell research and agricultural biotechnology. Jon spent 20 in network TV news, including as Tom Brokaw’s longtime producer and head of NBC documentaries. He won 19 major journalism awards, including two Emmys. He has written seven books, three on genetics, including two best sellers on population genetics (Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We Are Afraid to Talk About It; Abraham’s Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People) and written for or been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Nature, Scientific American, Slate, Forbes, Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, BBC and NPR, and his genetics research was profiled on ABC’s 20/20. Jon spent 16 years as a fellow with the American Enterprise Institute and was a senior fellow at the University of California World Food Institute. Jon graduated from Trinity College with a degree in philosophy and earned a NEH Fellowship at Michigan.