When comparing the social and the biological, it helps to look at how the breakdown of one can influence the other.
August 8, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Congress wants to know.
July 18, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
Despite the recent discovery of the “blonde gene,” environmental differences and genetic effects remain inextricably linked.
July 8, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
While it’s not clear whether or not they worked for the Cleopatra star over a half-century ago, phage treatments could help solve the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
June 27, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
It seems like an easy question, but the indirect correlation between genetic mutations and disease risk muddles up the ethics.
June 13, 2014 • 11:12 AM • Share
Modern statistics have made it easier than ever for us to fool ourselves.
June 6, 2014 • 9:52 AM • Share
Legislative opposition to climate change isn’t just keeping us from having a proper conversation about the problem. It’s destroying our ability to act.
May 23, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Sorry, amateur biohackers.
May 16, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Despite numerous recent breakthroughs and discoveries, the extreme competition and lab-research feedback loop don’t bode well for the future of the field.
April 25, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
At a time when the worldwide wheat supply needs to grow, we might not even be able to keep it from diminishing.
April 11, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
All good science should aim to convince outsiders that a consensus has been reached without any biases. Even evolution.
April 4, 2014 • 9:00 AM • Share
Although our curiosity concerning the origins of the universe might not be practical, it’s uniquely human.
March 28, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Epigenetics is a hot field right now, and while many recent findings aren’t nearly as revolutionary as its practitioners believe, we have seen some provocative study results that are hard to dismiss.
March 7, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
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