Setsen Altan-Ochir left Mongolia in 2011 for a liberal arts degree in economics, but she returned with a B.A. in geology from Cornell College in Iowa, focusing on paleoclimatology and biogeochemistry. She translated the documentary “Before the Flood” into Mongolian and arranged a screening on Earth Day. She recently worked on producing environmental news videos for Al Jazeera. Setsen is now organizing an Innovation Challenge to fight unhealthy air pollution in Ulaanbaatar.
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By Setsen Altan-Ochir SAN FRANCISCO—You might be 97% human and 3%… tapeworm. At least that’s what researchers at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub learned when they sequenced one man’s DNA. Biochemist Joe DeRisi of the University of California, San Francisco, co-president of the Biohub, recounted this parasitic tale during a conversation with New York Times columnist... Read More
By Setsen Altan-Ochir SAN FRANCISCO—With little overlap in their approaches, the writers agreed on one thing: If you have a subject you are passionate about and would love to spend several years delving into that subject regardless of the outcome, write that book. On 28 October at the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017, three... Read More