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The Man Who Kicked Off the Biotech Revolution

The $325 billion biotech industry began with the discovery of an enzyme to slice DNA.

From a Pink Squiggle to the Human Genome Project

This Yellowstone bacterium sparked PCR, one of the great advances in genetics.

Ingenious: Siddhartha Mukherjee

The oncologist, researcher, and writer on genetics, medicine, and identity.

Why Sex Is Mostly Binary but Gender Is a Spectrum

A short genetic history of one of the most profound dimensions of human identity.

The Case for Bringing Back the Passenger Pigeon

One geneticist’s quest to de-extinct what was once one of the world’s most abundant birds.

Does Stress Speed Up Evolution?

Getting control of the molecular mechanisms that drive rapid mutations.

The Secret, Stressful Stories of Fossils

A new field called paleoepigenetics is probing how evolution responds to sudden stress.

Science Is Proving That Tragic Curses Are Real

Epigenetics and behaviorism suggest the ancient Greeks were right.

What If Tinder Showed Your IQ?

A report from a future where genetic engineering has sabotaged society.