Jul 27, 2020
Dr. Sara Winokur is an accomplished molecular geneticist, researcher, and novelist. She has earned a master’s degree in cytogenetics and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics. She was on the team that discovered the genes associated with Dwarfism, Muscular Dystrophy, and Huntington’s Disease. She is an ovarian cancer survivor and thriver.
Sara discusses how the coronavirus is mutating. Unlike the flu virus, coronavirus isn’t mutating at as quickly of a rate. This means that vaccine research should be able to keep up with how the virus is changing.
She talks about her experience with ovarian cancer. Sara was lucky in that she was able to catch ovarian cancer at stage one. Unfortunately, many women do not get diagnosed until stage two or three because there are so few symptoms. While Sara was recovering, she spent her time writing her new novel “Double Blind: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders” which is out now.