I am a theoretical biologist with interests in human hybrids and directed evolution (evolution by intelligent design!?), and am the director of Vaki Puzzles Ltd (www.vakipuzzles.com) For twenty years I practiced clinical medicine and still head a sports academy, as well as chairing both the New Zealand Science Trust and New Zealand Puzzle Association Inc. In the past I have co-authored two books, Maori Health and Maori Education. During a period as an honorary research fellow in the Dept of Mathematics, University of Auckland, Dr Wayne Walker and I showed that whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination in New Zealand had increased the incidence of that disease in under one year olds (the most vulnerable group). At the time this was a highly contentious result, but is now accepted wisdom. At the turn of the century I was involved in a high school based project, 'cloning the Huia', which had grade 9 and 10 students extract DNA from that extinct bird.
I produce a monthly book of vaki puzzles.
My first formal attempt at fiction (many of my friends maintain that I have always written fiction) is Citizen Sandy due for release as an ebook Oct 4, 2016
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by Rhys Cullen
Published: August 19, 2016
To look at, Sandy and his friends are pretty normal seventeen year olds. They have citizenship exams to pass and want to join the army. But they've been part of a secret project within Uso Dex, a military contractor. Nellie and Jane have Choo (chimp-human hybrid) great-grandmothers and Sandy was genomically engineered. The secret is out and they are to be exterminated!
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