Biology has changed

You may have heard of CRISPR. If not, check out this popular article in the New York Times about banning it for editing the human genome (specifically the germline - the part of the genome passed to the next generation), or an earlier article that nicely summarizes how the technique works. Basically, it is a …

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I've been thinking a lot about NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) recently. For those who are not familiar, it is a term that came into popular usage in the 80s to describe residents who oppose to a public works project (e.g. nuclear power plant, toxic waste dump...) when it is being built near them, even if …

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