Find $250 Easter egg in GMO Sapiens #CRISPR book: here’s a hint

egg crackingWant $250 as well as at least a sliver of science-related glory?

Within my book GMO Sapiens on CRISPR and human genetic modification, I’ve hidden a scientific Easter egg.

There’s more Easter egg info over here including the rules.

If you are the first one to find and properly explain this egg to me after buying the book, you win $250. I had originally limited it to the print edition, but e-version purchase is fine too.

So far no one has gotten the hidden egg right.

To give people a better chance, I’m giving a hint. The clue is: crack the Easter egg code.

Good luck.

This is largely a repost of last year’s Easter piece.

Hint for $250 Easter egg in GMO Sapiens #CRISPR book

egg crackingWant $250 as well as at least a sliver of science-related glory?

Within my new book GMO Sapiens on CRISPR and human genetic modification, I’ve hidden a scientific Easter egg.

There’s more Easter egg info over here including the rules.

If you are the first one to find and properly explain this egg to me after buying the book, you win $250. I had originally limited it to the print edition, but e-version purchase is fine too.

So far no one has gotten the hidden egg right.

To give people a better chance, today in this post I’m giving a hint.

The clue is: crack the Easter egg code.

Good luck.

Favorable review in Cell of my new book on CRISPR in humans, GMO Sapiens

GMO Sapiens Book CoverMy new book GMO Sapiens is the first such work written for both a lay audience and scientists to cover the potential use of CRISPR in humans for genetic modification

The journal Cell has just published a review by George Annas on GMO Sapiens. For the most part he seems to have liked it.

If you’ve read my book, I’m curious if you have any feedback or thoughts on the key issues I tackled in it.

I’ve also hidden a $250 Easter egg in the book and so far no one has successfully found it. I’m going to provide a hint for the egg in the coming week.

Find Easter egg hidden in my new book GMO Sapiens & win $250

I like Easter eggs, science and writing, and Easter is less than a week away.

I also think that games and puzzles as well as contests where there are prizes are fun.

In this spirit I’ve hidden a scientific Easter egg inside of my new book, GMO Sapiens.

If you are the first to find it and notify me, I will give you a $250 prize.

We are talking about a scientific Easter egg.

Wikipedia defines this sort of Easter egg this way: “An Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in an interactive work”.

This is the kind of egg I’ve hidden…not an actual egg.

There are some rules to carefully consider.cover GMO Sapiens

To be eligible, you have to have personally purchased the actual softback or hardback a copy of the book, and provide documentation of that.

You also have to correctly tell me the entire nature of the Easter egg hidden in my book and it might be more complicated than you first imagine. So if you think you’ve found it, take some time to be sure you really “get it” because of the next rule.

Only one guess per person is permitted per 30-day period.

But only the first one to correctly tell me the egg wins the prize.

Anyone is eligible except for members of my lab or family or anyone in any way affiliated with this blog.

Enjoy the hunt and the prize if you are the winner.

Hopefully you’ll get something out of the book too.