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Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.
The FDA has approved an ineffective drug for a disease that may not exist.
Hair tests, bite marks, blood spatter: it’s mostly magic.
Nathan J. Robinson
The patent war for DNA-editing technology
The social challenges of drug reform
Is digital life soulless or the site of a new transcendence?
CRISPR-Cas9 is now the fastest, most sequence-specific technique for the rewriting of genetic information. With all this potential come serious challenges.
Making Transparency Good for You
Elena Fagotto, Archon Fung
The limits of using DNA to create images of subjects.
A social scientist's take on the digital humanities.
Photo: Tom Barry
According to Mexican tourism officials, magical experiences and eco-adventures
Genetically engineered foods are safe, but there are still good reasons to label them.
On vacationing in Vieques
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