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the cover of The Genetic Lottery. A book by Kathryn Paige Harden

In response to:

Why Biology Is Not Destiny from the April 21, 2022 issue

To the Editors:

Marcus Feldman...

Hundred dollar bills

Photo by Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash

The directors of the $12 billion California stem cell agency are looking for a...

Silhouettes of 4 people layered on the left, chunk of genetic code in between 2 DNA helices overlapping a graphic of Earth

Photo by National Human Research Institute on Flickr

Earlier this year, the police in Eugene, Ore., said they had identified...

a brown speckled pig in a bucket

The real-life creation of human-animal hybrids, which is on the verge of going from hypothesis to reality, has been the...

Policies

A Eugenics Society poster (1930s) from the 
Wellcome Library Eugenics Society Archive via Wikimedia

On a Saturday afternoon in May...

Logo of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

The fertility watchdog is considering whether to recommend scrapping anonymity for future sperm and egg donors as part of an...

Doctor speaking to pregnant woman in exam room

Pregnancy, in this age of modern medicine, comes with a series of routinely recommended prenatal tests: At 11 weeks, a...

May centered on Buffalo, NY

Several months before Payton S. Gendron carried out a racist mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, which...

Society

the cover of The Genetic Lottery. A book by Kathryn Paige Harden

In response to:

Why Biology Is Not Destiny from the April 21, 2022 issue

To the Editors:

Marcus Feldman...

Grayscale graphic of Eugenics tree

September, 1921 was unusually hot and New York was sweltering. For the many immigrants who crowded the city's tenements and...

Dust jacket of the 1920 book The Rising Tide of Color

The Rising Tide of Color: The Threat Against
White World-Supremacy
 (1920), by Lothrop Stoddard

On rereading The Great Gatsby earlier...

a black woman

In a Zoom call this spring with 19 leaders of A.M.E. Zion church congregations in North Carolina, Dr. Opeyemi Olabisi...

Perspectives

a person holding a white protest sign that says "disarm mass killer ban assault weapons" this is at a protest

Photo by Colin Lloyd on Unsplash

The 18-year-old gunman suspected of carrying out a racist attack that killed 10 and...

May centered on Buffalo, NY

Several months before Payton S. Gendron carried out a racist mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, which...

a person administering a COVID test

Imagine taking a genetic test that could tell you your personal risk of developing complications and dying from a particular...

a black woman

In a Zoom call this spring with 19 leaders of A.M.E. Zion church congregations in North Carolina, Dr. Opeyemi Olabisi...