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Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s obsession with scientists: ‘He collects beautiful minds’

Daniel Engber | 
As the New York Times reported [July 31], [Jeffrey] Epstein’s “passion for cutting-edge science” at times verged into eugenics. Multiple ...
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‘The numbers’ tell us that anti-vaxxers may not be to blame for recent measles outbreaks

Daniel Engber | 
On June 5, the number of measles cases in the U.S. this year passed 1,000, a milestone the country last ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Astrology-style answers’ show the darker side of consumer genetic tests

Jane Hu | 
[T]he same thing that drives some people toward astrology drives others toward mail-in test kits: People want to learn more ...
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Podcast: Is the ‘bliss gene’ real?

Maria Konnikova, Mike Pesca | 
In the interview, Maria Konnikova is back for another round of “Is That Bullshit?” Because Mike experiences less anxiety than ...
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Viewpoint: Lab-grown meat may hinder effort to develop a ‘just food future’

Christy Spackman | 
At the 2019 Milken Global Conference, which brings together business and public policy leaders to explore how market-based solutions could ...
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‘Crisis-level precautions’: How hospitals fight new era of superbugs

Molly Olmstead | 
[Superbug Candida auris can] survive for weeks outside a patient—on sinks and mattresses, door knobs and bedside tables. To eradicate ...
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Viewpoint: No, we don’t need a moratorium on germline gene editing

G. Owen Schaefer | 
Should researchers put the brakes on genetically engineering babies? Leading scientists and ethicists recently called for a moratorium on clinical applications of germline ...
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Fears of gene editing in the US could be stoked by Russian disinformation attacks

Jesse Kirkpatrick, Michael FLynn | 
[There’s a] risk to gene drive research that has flown under the radar. This threat combines legitimate concerns about the ...

Should we strive to engineer better humans?

Phil Torres | 
While proposals like cognitive or moral enhancements to help create a less doomsday-prone population are quite speculative (and on occasion, ...
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Artificial intelligence could manage our health. But can we trust it?

W. Nicholson Price II | 
In May, [startup Beta Bionics] received Food and Drug Administration approval to start clinical trials on what it calls a “bionic pancreas ...
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Roundup for breakfast? Checking the math on claims that glyphosate infects breakfast foods

Susan Matthews | 
No one wants .... to give their children a breakfast that is contaminated with weed killer. That’s why a new ...
Does glyphosate cause cancer? Jury says says 'yes' but years of research show the herbicide is safe

Does glyphosate cause cancer? Jury says says ‘yes’ but years of research show the herbicide is safe

Guy André Pelouze | 
Can anyone make sense of the debate over glyphosate, the active molecule in the most widely used herbicide [Roundup] in ...

Don’t expect ‘instantaneous eureka moment’ in search for alien life

J.P. Nelson | 
From War of the Worlds and Arrival to SETI and Stephen Hawking, both pop culture and scientists feed the expectation that the discovery of extraterrestrial life will ...

Viewpoint: Here’s why the controversial field of epigenetics is ‘so alluring’

Erika Hayasaki | 
I think of stories I’ve been told about my grandmother in 1945 Japan. … It feels plausible, and poetic, to ...

Viewpoint: It’s time to stop ‘connecting race to intelligence’

William Saletan | 
The race-and-IQ debate is back. The latest round started a few weeks ago when Harvard geneticist David Reich wrote a ...
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Viewpoint: Population declines are a greater crisis than extinctions

Henry Grabar | 
Forget extinctions. Population decline is a much greater crisis. ... We watch for extinctions like those with the thought that, ...

Viewpoint: Exercise can be as effective as antidepressants for mild to moderate depression. So why do US doctors push pills?

Scott Douglas | 
Here’s the most important thing I learned while writing a book on running and mental health: In clinical studies, regular ...

DNA dating pseudoscience: Why you can’t find true love based on genetic compatibility

Rachelle Hampton | 
Described by Wired as “a sort of 23andMe meets Tinder meets monogamists,” Pheramor’s secret to success is your DNA. That’s right—for ...
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Why Huskies have blue eyes—and why it might matter for understanding human diseases

Alex Barasch | 
[A] new study may help salvage the [direct-to-consumer genomics] field by turning to a previously untapped pool of subjects: dogs ...

What do zombie movies tell us about our changing attitudes towards science?

Emily Zarka | 
There is no better barometer of the values and fears of our society than the monsters our culture creates... What ...
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Cancer researcher: Media hysteria over glyphosate herbicide undermines science

Guy André Pelouze | 
Editor's note: Guy André Pelouze is a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon who did cancer research during his training and lung cancer treatment ...
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Searching for alien life: Maybe we should start with extraterrestrial viruses

Alex Barasch | 
One possibility for what might be out there that’s, relatively speaking, one of the most plausible theories has so far ...
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Viewpoint: Organic food fight over hydroponics about money—and that’s how farming should be

Tamar Haspel | 
Sustainable farming can’t actually be sustainable if farmers can’t make money doing it. So there’s a certain irony in the organic ...

Are we on the brink of another smallpox outbreak?

Gregory Koblentz | 
[Editor's note: Gregory Koblentz is a professor and director of the Biodefense Graduate Program at the Schar School of Policy and ...
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University of Florida’s Kevin Folta’s unique libel suit against New York Times faces long odds

Keith Kloor | 
A pro-GMO professor, University of Florida plant scientist, Kevin Folta  who claims he has been defamed by the New York Times’ ...

Conservation biology, ideology and the dangers of censorship

Keith Kloor | 
If conservation science is in service to an agenda, then it seems inevitable that research would at times be viewed ...
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Opinion: Food Evolution movie gets science right—but that won’t likely convince ‘GMO-averse people’

Keith Kloor | 
[Editor's note: Keith Kloor is a freelance writer and adjunct journalism lecturer at New York University.] Unfortunately, there’s no good ...

Feeding the world: Will GMO seeds rescue yields as global climates dry and heat up?

Mark Hertsgaard | 
Take the argument that more heat- and drought-resistant seeds are what’s needed to cope with climate change. The good people ...