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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...

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How to avoid the nightmare scenario of artificial intelligence? According to researchers from Elon Musk’s OpenAI, the trick is teaching

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As CRISPR/Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats–Cas9) and other gene-editing technologies hasten the feasibility of effective somatic and germline...

Portrait that frames a person in a business suit's upper body. They hold a sign in front of them, which reads in bold letters "Read the fine print."

You probably wouldn’t hand out your social security number without having a pretty good idea of how that information was...

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Outrage over the high cost of cancer care has focused on skyrocketing drug prices, including the $475,000 price tag for...