He starts with the fact that we get information from science, but we get our values and beliefs from stories. Thus he joined with one of the world’s leading astro-biologists and biomolecular engineers, Dr. David Deamer, to write a story in which big ethical questions play out in the lives of characters from Oregon and Kazakhstan as they deal with the geopolitical consequences of genetic engineering.
The story takes place in Oregon and Kazakhstan. Kaufman lives near Newport and worked for 10 years in Kazakhstan.
The author will welcome comments, questions, especially from skeptics.