Stem Cells Booklet
Anne researched and wrote this educational booklet on stem cell basics while a Communications Officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The goal was to provide an engaging, science-based explanation of stem cells and how they’re used in medicine to inform a more balanced public discourse on the topic, which was generating considerable controversy at the time.
An extensive review process—involving members of the clergy and groups opposed to stem cell research, in addition to many scientists—helped ensure that the booklet would speak to readers with many different perspectives.
The booklet was well-received by its target audiences and tens of thousands of copies have been distributed to classrooms, museums and other groups.