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A Russian scientist recently announced his intention to use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to edit and implant human embryos—a revelation that met with international outcry similar to the condemnation of the Chinese scientist He Jiankui last year when he announced...

Yesterday, the New York Times published a story about alleged sex trafficker and cartoon villain Jeffrey Epstein’s plan to “seed the human race with his DNA” by impregnating 20 women at once at his New Mexico ranch. According to...

George Church, the prominent Harvard University biologist, offered a full-throated apology for having meetings and phone calls with accused sex...

If the alt-right is galvanized by one overarching narrative, it is that demographic change will reduce whites to a hated...

Albert Einstein
By Editorial Board, Nature | 08.07.2019

Michael Gove, now a senior minister in the government of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, once took a swipe at...

Image of evolution of humans from apes to the future trans human
By Aditi Murti , The Swaddle | 08.07.2019

The New York Times recently reported that financier and recently-arrested sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein apparently believes in a philosophical strain...

Image of neurons from stem cell, bright colors.
By Jeanne F. Loring, Nature | 08.07.2019

For the past dozen or so years, stem-cell researchers in California have been the envy of the world. In 2004,...

Image of a lit clear light bulb
By John Horgan , Scientific American | 08.05.2019

A while back my school, Stevens Institute of Technology, created a new major called science and technology studies, or STS...

George Church - white man with white hair and large white beard
By Sharon Begley, STAT | 08.05.2019

George Church, the prominent Harvard University biologist, offered a full-throated apology for having meetings and phone calls with accused sex...

Image of Nobel Prize Golden Medal
By Anna Silman, The Cut | 08.01.2019

Yesterday, the New York Times published a story about alleged sex trafficker and cartoon villain Jeffrey Epstein’s plan to...

He Jiankui wearing blue shirt
By Jon Cohen, Science | 08.01.2019

On 10 June 2017, a sunny and hot Saturday in Shenzhen, China, two couples came to the Southern University of...

Jeffrey Epstein
By James B. Stewart, Matthew Goldstein, and Jessica Silver-Greenberg, The New York Times | 07.31.2019

Jeffrey E. Epstein, the wealthy financier who is accused of sex trafficking, had an unusual dream: He hoped to seed...