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Deaf power poster

Deaf Power Poster

As someone who was born deaf, I’m concerned about the latest application of a gene-editing tool called...

Bakersfield.com logo

The November general election ballot includes two statewide propositions that address health issues. Proposition 14 asks voters to extend the...

Ancestry logo

The genealogy company Ancestry has been acquired by investment firm Blackstone for $4.7 billion, changing ownership of the company and...

Regular and golden rice

The push for corporate-led solutions to hunger and malnutrition is alarming. In particular, Golden Rice is now being proposed as...

Policies

Regular and golden rice

The push for corporate-led solutions to hunger and malnutrition is alarming. In particular, Golden Rice is now being proposed as...

Jennifer Doudna

In this interview as in past public comments, Jennifer Doudna opens the door to using the CRISPR platform she helped...

Image of in vitro fertilization

JEFF JOHNSON WAS in a hurry. His lunch break was nearing its end, and he needed to catch the 6 train...

Sign says Proceed With Caution

An NPR investigation has found irregularities in the process by which the Trump administration awarded a multi-million dollar contract to...

Society

Last week, private equity mega-firm the Blackstone Group announced a deal to acquire Ancestry, the genealogy and direct-to-consumer DNA testing...

Louis Agassiz after the 1906 earthquake; photo by Frank Davey

The first time I saw the Stanford campus, back in...

Carl Linnaeus

WE ARE LIVING through a period of cultural upheaval. Around the world, statues of iconic men who held racist beliefs and...

American Covid-19 lockdown

How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the...

Perspectives

Baby peeking

As many as 1,000 babies born to surrogate mothers in Russia for foreign families have been left stranded in the...

Segregated pawns

In the winter of 1959, after leading the Montgomery bus boycott that arose from the arrest of Rosa Parks and...

John Muir postage stamp

No one is more important to the history of environmental conservation than John Muir — the “wilderness prophet,” “patron saint...

Sleeping Baby

Ben and Abbie Rosenberg’s relationship got its start the old-fashioned way. Not their initial meeting—that happened on Jdate, a Jewish...