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Living under the COVID-19 pandemic has justifiably created fear and uncertainty about germs and...

Genome sequencing

The breathtaking progress in molecular genetics that has occurred over the past five decades and the transition to genomic medicine...

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The last year was extraordinary. It challenged, touched, and changed all of us...

London

Gene editing of crops and livestock may soon be permitted in England for the first time under a consultation launched...

Policies

Artist's impression of an artificial brain

Low-income commuters who rely on public transit face many challenges—multiple transfers, long waits, and off-hour travel—that aren’t measured in the...

Singapore panorama

Singapore has announced its police will be able to use data obtained by its coronavirus contact-tracing technology for criminal investigations,...

A crowd under surveillance

After a year of heavy scrutiny and seemingly endless controversy around artificial-intelligence (AI) technologies, the field’s most prestigious conference has...

Voter ballot

The recent close-call US presidential election grabbed headlines, but no less closely-fought was California's Proposition 14, also on the ballot in...

Society

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Following a Biopolitical Times tradition, we present some of our favorite blog posts of...

Empty surgical bed

After a tumultuous three years marked by halting progress and high rates of employee turnover, Haven — the ambitious...

Shobita Parthasarathy

To converse with Shobita Parthasarathy is to be enveloped in two kinds of warmth: that of a generous-spirited, energetic, and...

Holocaust victims

Abstract

The Holocaust and the racial hygiene doctrine that helped rationalize it still overshadow contemporary debates about using gene editing...

Perspectives

Down syndrome ultrasound

A recently released study finds that Europe has reduced the number of babies born with Down syndrome by 54%. In...

Facial recognition

“Phrenology” has an old-fashioned ring to it. It sounds like it belongs in a history book, filed somewhere between bloodletting and...

African-American man

When Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe began to research coronavirus infections among Black and Hispanic patients, he thought he knew what he...

Violent protest

A line of U.S. Park Police officers pushed protesters back from Lafayette Square on June 1, firing pepper balls and...