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Swab, sequence, repeat.This is how DNA forensics has been popularized on television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In each episode, a skilled team of forensic investigators solves criminal cases by scouring crime scenes, collecting DNA, and matching samples they find with those available in their extensive databases...

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Recently, a kerfuffle in the world of CRISPR illustrated just how easily money—and our perception of it—can impact science...
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Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures, by Ben Mezrich;...

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In a new book, University of North Carolina, Charlotte anthropologist Jonathan Markssays that racism in science is alive and...

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An image of an empty courtroom in the United States.

Swab, sequence, repeat.This is how DNA forensics has been popularized on television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In...

The cover of the book "Woolly" featuring the outline of a blue woolly mammoth walking on hills with a city skyline behind it.

Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures, by Ben Mezrich;...

A photo of Jennifer Doudna on the UC Berkeley campus.

CRISPR gene-editing star Jennifer Doudna’s new memoir has the enviable title, A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable...

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Researchers have demonstrated they can efficiently improve the DNA of human embryos.

The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, Technology Review...

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Coerced sterilizations are a shade away from eugenics.

Last Thursday, Tennessee judge Sam Benningfield was suddenly inundated with accusations of being a eugenicist. Since May, he’s been offering misdemeanor defendants — most of whom, in opioid-plagued White County, are drug...

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Helix will sequence your genes for $80 and lure app developers to sell you access to different parts of it.

A Silicon Valley startup called Helix is betting on the notion that not only do people want to learn more...

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Hundreds of black men were tricked into volunteering as human guinea pigs. For 40 years, no one stepped in to stop it. That was the point of the experiment.

U.S. government doctors told Alabama sharecroppers suffering from syphilis that they had...

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