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Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws banning interracial marriage, but the issues involved in the case extended beyond its current popular understanding as a tribute to romance.

Interracial marriage is at a historic high. According...

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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...

We’re on the cusp of being able to genetically shape our offspring, but without accurately informing would-be parents, genetic diversity will become a code for poverty.

A few weeks ago, two stories crossed paths. In MIT Technology Review, we...

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

This stands in sharp contrast to creationist thinking, Marks says, which is, like racism, decidedly evident in our society...

Spotlight in which a DNA model is projected as a hologram inside of a transparent, square glass bowl.

In late 2012, French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier approached a handful of American scientists about starting a company, a Crispr company....

Graphic of brain neuron's being activated.

First, let me tell you how smart I am. So smart. My fifth-grade teacher said I was gifted in...

A road is blocked, with a barrier and lights.

It seems hard to fathom that scientific progress has advanced to a point where it’s suddenly possible for people to...

Bird's eye view of three scissors that look the same, lined up on a white table. The two on the sides are slightly opened, while the middle is completely closed.

CRISPR-Cas9 is complicated.

That’s why scientists, entrepreneurs, and journalists like me have spent the past few years reaching for metaphors...