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Stanford bioengineer, neuroscientist and psychiatrist Karl Deisseroth has written a new book -- and it’s not a ‘science book.’

Stanford bioengineer, neuroscientist and psychiatrist Karl Deisseroth has written a new book -- and it’s not a ‘science book.’

Euan Ashley, professor of medicine and genetics, tells the stories of his patients with rare or mystery diseases through his new book, The Genome Odyssey.

Euan Ashley, professor of medicine and genetics, tells the stories of his patients with rare or mystery diseases through his new book, The Genome Odyssey.

Stanford Medicine science writer Tracie White shares the origins of her new book that explores ME/CFS, family bonds, science, suffering, and much more.

Stanford Medicine science writer Tracie White shares the origins of her new book that explores ME/CFS, family bonds, science, suffering, and much more.

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Stanford physician Benjamin Lindquist wrote a children's book to help explain social distancing to his 2-year-old daughter Kiley.

Stanford physician Benjamin Lindquist wrote a children's book to help explain social distancing to his 2-year-old daughter Kiley.

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Moises Gallegos, a Stanford emergency medicine physician, wrote a children's book for his son to celebrate his wife, a physician-mother.

Moises Gallegos, a Stanford emergency medicine physician, wrote a children's book for his son to celebrate his wife, a physician-mother.

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Former and current Stanford medical students recommends several nonfiction books — as well as authors —that present science through a humanistic lens.

Former and current Stanford medical students recommends several nonfiction books — as well as authors —that present science through a humanistic lens.

Looking for a good biomedical or science read? Stanford Medicine leaders and science communicators suggest some of their favorites.

Looking for a good biomedical or science read? Stanford Medicine leaders and science communicators suggest some of their favorites.

Stanford obstetrician Yasser El-Sayed has published a collection of short stories exploring themes of home, identity and cultural dislocation.

Stanford obstetrician Yasser El-Sayed has published a collection of short stories exploring themes of home, identity and cultural dislocation.

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Mallory Smith's memoir chronicles her life with cystic fibrosis. Christy Hartman knew Mallory, and attended a campus event celebrating Mallory's book.

Mallory Smith's memoir chronicles her life with cystic fibrosis. Christy Hartman knew Mallory, and attended a campus event celebrating Mallory's book.

With a DNA test, Dani Shapiro discovered that the man she had thought was her father was not. She discussed the finding, and her writing, on campus.

With a DNA test, Dani Shapiro discovered that the man she had thought was her father was not. She discussed the finding, and her writing, on campus.

The fall issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features an excerpt from Ben Barres' autobiography, which describes his transition from female to male.

The fall issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features an excerpt from Ben Barres' autobiography, which describes his transition from female to male.

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Parents and nurses read to preemies at a recent Packard Children's event, promoting the benefits of reading to babies uncovered by recent Stanford research.

Parents and nurses read to preemies at a recent Packard Children's event, promoting the benefits of reading to babies uncovered by recent Stanford research.

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The medical dictionary was small, with a worn green-black cover. Published in 1898, it featured a wonderfully odd assortment of terms, with definitions averaging about six words. I set out to learn more about who wrote it and how it was used.

The medical dictionary was small, with a worn green-black cover. Published in 1898, it featured a wonderfully odd assortment of terms, with definitions averaging about six words. I set out to learn more about who wrote it and how it was used.