Antonio Regalado is the Senior Editor for Biomedicine at MIT Technology Review. Sadly, given his position he seems unable to distinguish between reality and well-written but incorrect descriptions of reality. “Epigenetic poetry” indeed. If you want lyrical science, first be sure it’s good science.
UPDATE: In the comments, reader suggested that Regalado was being sarcastic here, and, if so, it’s pretty good sarcasm. Sadly, it was indistinguishable from postmodernism by not just me, but by at least one other writer. While sarcasm that’s indistinguishable from enthusiasm is bad sarcasm, this is just enough over the line to suggest that it isn’t serious.
— Antonio Regalado (@antonioregalado) May 5, 2016
How dare those tedious literalists disturb our sonorous epigenetic poetry?