Philip Loring writes that calls for strict science-based decision making on complex issues like GMOs and geoengineering can shortchange consideration of ethics and social impacts

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Mark Peplow extols two books on broken pipes and promises in Michigan

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Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety

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Inside the controversial world of epigenetics research

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If Misused, Synthetic Biology Could Expand the Possibility of Creating New Weapons; DOD Should Continue to Monitor Advances in the Field, New Report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Says

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Some fifteen years after the human genome was sequenced, researchers still can’t agree on how many genes it contains

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How Much Can We Know?

May 9, 2018

The reach of the scientific method is constrained by the limitations of our tools and the intrinsic impenetrability of some of nature’s deepest questions

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If 7-year-old Francis Collins had his way, we might never have seen the Human Genome Project. (We’d have a pretty savvy truck driver, however)

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