David Deamer, astro-biologist and bio-molecular engineer at UCSC is co-author with Wallace Kaufman of a new novel: The Hunt for FOXP5: A Genomic Mystery Novel. The Swiss science publisher Springer International published the book in June 2016 as part of its small, science based fiction series. Wallace Kaufman is an award winning science writer who lives near Newport, OR. Deamer and Kaufman were undergraduate roommates at Duke University.