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Colin Carlson

Colin Carlson 

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At what point does Next Generation Sequencing become Current Generation Sequencing? Hasn't it been NGS since like 2000?

Colin Carlson is a former child prodigy who won the Harry S. Truman Scholarship at 14, making national headlines.

He is the lead author of the report “Parasite biodiversity faces extinction and redistribution in a changing climate,” which proposes in the journal Science Advances that about a third of all parasite species could go extinct by 2070 due to climate change. This is of concern because the loss of lice, fleas, and worms could breed new parasites with devastating health results, he says in a video interview with Democracy Now!

At age 13 he sued the University of Connecticut for age discrimination, as he was not able to take a course requiring field study abroad in Africa. The New York Times reported that his case "underscores a larger point, the struggle of the many gifted youngsters in this country who try to maneuver in a system that largely ignores them and, at worst, results in situations when many children with great potential flounder because they are not challenged enough." He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at SESYNC, and has done work on the implications of climate engineering and the spread of disease by mosquitoes due to global warming.

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Gender: Male
Best Known For: Winning the Harry S. Truman Scholarship at 14
Fulfilled his Potential: Yes
Citizen Of: United States
Colin Carlson
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