43 Results

Social Inequality Leaves a Genetic Mark

When genetic structure follows social structure.

It’s Time to Make Human-Chimp Hybrids

The humanzee is both scientifically possible and morally defensible.

Why Your Roses Smell Nice

Hint—it’s mostly coincidence.

Central Park Mice Don’t Get Out Much

The genetic stories of New York City rats and mice.

What Both the Left and Right Get Wrong About Race

Setting the scientific record straight on race, IQ, and success.

Ingenious: Dalton Conley

The Princeton sociologist explains why race is not a scientific category.

Why Evolution Is Ageist

Genetic mutation changes from adaptive to dangerous after reproductive age.

Spark of Science: Pardis Sabeti

The computational geneticist explains why she chose research over being a doctor.

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.