Gina Elia teaches Mandarin and English as a Second Language at North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, Florida. She is also a freelance writer and translator, and enjoys subjects revolving around the humanities, culture, education, China, East Asia, the U.S., and religion, in no particular order. She was born and raised south of Boston, graduating from Cornell University summa cum laude in 2012; she received her Ph.D. in Chinese literature in 2018 from the University of Pennsylvania.
Gene-edited babies, CRISPR, and China’s changing ethical landscape
This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Christina Larson, a science and technology reporter for the Associated Press, about a major story that her team broke: the Chinese scientist Hè Jiànkuí 贺建奎 announcement that he had edited the genes of embryos conceived in vitro, and that twin girls had been born, making them […]
A worker waters the flowers and plants in front of the local government building in Qingdao, Shandong Province, on the October 1 National Day. In the background, the Chinese propaganda characters can be translated as “[Xi Jinping] Thought on Socialism With Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” and “Striving for the Great Rejuvenation of the Chinese Dream.”