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Technologies

A hotel in Kyiv is currently home to more than 100 stranded babies who were born to surrogates, and whose...

An iPhone in someone's hand

Doha (AFP) - Privacy concerns over Qatar's coronavirus contact tracing app, a tool that is mandatory on pain of prison,...

Inside a large greenhouse

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A major change to U.S. regulation of biotech will exempt some gene-edited plants from...

Many babies in cots

The babies lie in cribs, sleeping, crying or smiling at nurses, swaddled in clean linens and apparently well cared for,...

Policies

An iPhone in someone's hand

Doha (AFP) - Privacy concerns over Qatar's coronavirus contact tracing app, a tool that is mandatory on pain of prison,...

A map of the United States

here was supposed to be a peak. But the stark turning point, when the number of daily COVID-19 cases in the...

Women in a California prison

Director Erika Cohn’s new film, Belly of the Beast, part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival which goes...

Photo of Judith Butler

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Judith Butler has achieved a status that few other living academics have acquired: For each published...

Society

Police with riot gear

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The past few days have been traumatizing for our nation, with the murder of George...

Doctor examining a patient

As cases related to the novel coronavirus continue to strain hospitals, doctors face difficult choices about rationing scarce medical resources...

Staff of Asclepius and a pile of dollars

As health care resources grow increasingly scarce amid the COVID-19 pandemic, states, hospitals, and individuals are forced to make tough...

Child's crib

Seeing Thomas Hunt Morgan’s experiments with fruit flies in episode one of The Gene: An Intimate History took me...

Perspectives

An African-American man

Ethel Freeman became famous in death, even though no one knew her name. For months, she was one of the...

eggs under a microscope

In the summer of 2017, Julie Johnson saw a Facebook ad about egg donation. Somebody out there — an older...

DNA gel test

Stephen Wald took a home DNA test in 2018, hoping to explore his family ancestry with his two young children....

Following a Biopolitical Times tradition, we present some of our favorite blog posts of the past year, in chronological order....