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Policymakers Must Help Unleash The Potential of DNA Forensics

Steven Blumenfeld | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Steven Blumenfeld

While some policymakers may be tempted to treat DNA forensic capabilities as a panacea for criminal investigations, the evolution of DNA forensics may also represent a Pandora's box of ethical, privacy, legal and financial concerns that require deep consideration.

The Rise of Big Data Brings Tremendous Possibilities and Frightening Perils

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

There is no doubt that data analytics will one day help to improve health care and crime detection, design better products, and improve traffic patterns and agricultural yields. My concern is about how we will one day use all the data we are gathering -- and the skeletons it will uncover.

Can Extinct Animals Be Resurrected? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The woolly mammoth and saber-tooth tiger may only be the stuff of legend today, but that may not always be the case, according to recent research on t...