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Viewpoint: What should we do when Artificial Intelligence crosses ethical lines?

Viewpoint: What should we do when Artificial Intelligence crosses ethical lines?

Matthew Hutson | 
A few years ago, a number of A.I.-research organizations began to develop systems for addressing ethical impact, [including] the Association ...
Pregnant women were excluded from COVID vaccine trials. Now many are debating if they want to risk getting a shot

Pregnant women were excluded from COVID vaccine trials. Now many are debating if they want to risk getting a shot

Anna Louie Sussman | 
As the F.D.A.-approved vaccine candidates make their way from production lines to frontline workers in nursing homes, hospitals, and in ...
Russia aims to beat the West in so-far successful effort to rollout an effective COVID vaccine

Russia aims to beat the West in so-far successful effort to rollout an effective COVID vaccine

Joshua Yaffa | 
At the time of Sputnik V’s approval, Moderna and Pfizer were months away from announcing the results of their Phase ...
Gene editing: Playing God or repairing a ‘natural system’ that has gone haywire?

Gene editing: Playing God or repairing a ‘natural system’ that has gone haywire?

Elizabeth Kolbert | 
With CRISPR, biologists have already created—among many, many other living things—ants that can’t smell, beagles that put on superhero-like brawn, ...
‘Year of the Plague’: The New Yorker explores America’s continuing tragedy

‘Year of the Plague’: The New Yorker explores America’s continuing tragedy

Lawrence Wright | 
In October, 2019, the first Global Health Security Index appeared, a sober report of a world largely unprepared to deal ...
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Coronavirus evolutionary tree can illuminate pandemic’s ‘past, present and possible future’

Katherine Xue | 
For anyone who knows how to look, the past, present, and possible futures of the new coronavirus can be found ...
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Is there any point in living longer if we can’t stay young?

Adam Gopnik | 
Aging, like bankruptcy in Hemingway’s description, happens two ways, slowly and then all at once. ... "...Over the past century, ...
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‘Synthetic media’: How AI could make the era of ‘fake news’ far worse

Joshua Rothman | 
In the emerging world of “synthetic media,” the work of digital-image creation—once the domain of highly skilled programmers and Hollywood ...
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Are genes more important than practice for excelling in games, sports, and academics?

Maria Konnikova | 
[The] age-old debate: nature versus nurture, genetics versus effort. We’ve been having it long before we knew what DNA was...[T]he ...

Should Hawaii use GM mosquitoes to save its endangered birds?

Michael Specter | 
The 2016 [World Conservation Congress] has been held in Hawaii, which is fitting, since the state is often referred to ...
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GMO mosquitoes could save Hawaii’s critically endangered birds

Michael Specter | 
[M]osquitoes, which carry avian malaria, are a principal reason that just forty-two of more than a hundred species of native ...
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Researchers attempt to track Hannibal’s legendary journey from ancient horse manure

Margeurite Holloway | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. More than two thousand ...
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American eugenics movement was dark time for science and society

Andrea Denhoed | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Carrie Buck was born ...

Scientists use ‘assisted evolution’ in attempt to save coral reefs

Elizabeth Kolbert | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Hawaii Institute of ...
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Schizophrenia’s family ties invoke necessity of genetics in mental illness research

Siddhartha Mukherjee | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. That schizophrenia runs in ...
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For precision medicine to work, genetics knowledge needs to catch up to science

Cynthia Graber | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a recent speech ...

Cancer treatment guidelines limit use of unorthodox cures, hinder medical progress

Malcolm Gladwell | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Vince DeVita served as ...

Can bacterial infection fight off a brain tumor?

Emily Eakin | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Among the people waiting ...
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Fish story: Salmon eaten in US modified even before genetic engineering

Paul Greenberg | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As strange as the ...

Body’s immune response may be factor in Alzheimer’s risk

Jerome Groopman | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Inflammation occurs when the ...

How did CRISPR’s discovery transform genetic research?

Michael Specter | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  CRISPR as two components. The ...

What does dust in your house say about you?

Emily Anthes | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Dust talks. That clump ...

Are cats really as domesticated as we think they are?

Ferris Jabr | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  At first, the cat ...

Mysterious DNA in brain unexpected blessing for evolution

Kelly Clancy | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Mutations can cost an ...
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Can the Chinese government overcome public mistrust of GMOs?

Christina Larson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In China, food security ...

Do we have an intrinsic, evolutionary disgust of cockroaches?

Nicola Twilley | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Cockroaches have been smeared ...

Sci-fi drama ‘Sense8’ explores transhumanism in positive light

Joshua Rothman | 
The defining scene of “Sense8,” the new sci-fi drama on Netflix, comes about halfway through the first season. It starts ...
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America is experiencing its worst bird flu outbreak ever: Why aren’t we more concerned?

Michael Specter | 
Which epidemic has caused Americans greater anxiety: the Ebola outbreak, which began last year in Africa and has killed thousands ...
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