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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.

Why Do Jellyfish Glow?

A fluorescent protein helped researchers illuminate human cellular biology.

What Sea Slugs Taught Us About Our Brain

The simple nerve cells of sea creatures helped scientists fathom human memory.

From a Pink Squiggle to the Human Genome Project

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

Hard-Wired for Heroism

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.

Spark of Science: Rob Pringle

The Princeton ecologist tells us about the scientists who inspired his work.