Throughout all of my training as a geneticist, I’ve never been taught about the original Eugenics Movement. What is Eugenics and why does it sound so familiar? The definition that […]
Americans buy bananas in larger quantities than apples and oranges combined. However, this favorite potassium-filled fruit could soon go extinct. Panama disease, caused by a new strain of fungus called Tropical Race 4 (TR4), is slowly spreading around the world and causing entire crops of bananas to be eradicated.
In October 1997, the Sci-Fi drama Gattaca was released on the big screen in the United States. The film takes place in a dystopian future where genetically-engineered humans are superior […]
It’s almost summer time. That means it’s about to be mosquito season! These masters of annoyance happen to be the world’s most deadly animal. No other animal species is responsible […]
In 1963, at the dawn of the molecular biology age, Dr. Joshua Lederberg predicted that this nascent biotechnology would eventually allow direct control of human DNA, including the ability to […]
The woolly mammoth is inarguably the mascot of the Ice Age. With countless depictions in popular culture, one would be hard pressed to find someone unfamiliar with the hairy giant […]