Matt Velinder

Matt Velinder

Matt Velinder is a Colorado-native currently earning his PhD in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah. He received a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Gonzaga University in 2010. In his free time, he can be found mountain biking, hiking and skiing around Utah.

Blog: Supreme Court's DNA Decision Raises New Questions

20 June 2013
Published in Science and Society

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling threatens Myriad’s patent on breast cancer causing genes. But fuzzy interpretations about what types of DNA are patentable means the battle is far from over.

Researchers Make Headway on Discovering the Real Paleo Diet—Article Review

04 June 2013
Published in Life

Around 3.5 million years ago, our primate ancestors made a shift in their diet that some scientists believe set them on course for human evolution. The findings were reported in a series of studies published this week in the Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences.