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'A Decent Bomber' -- Alexander McNabb's Irish Thriller

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alexander McNabb's hot adventure "A Decent Bomber" for a change wasn't set in the Arab world, but managed, in its Irish venue, to tie back to the region he's used as a backdrop for earlier novels.

Forget About Designer Babies -- Gene Editing Won't Work on Complex Traits Like Intelligence

Cecile Janssens | Posted 12.07.2015 | Science
Cecile Janssens

This week, scientists gathered in Washington, DC for the International Summit on Human Gene Editing to discuss a technology called CRISPR-CAS9, which ...

Seriously, Celiac Disease

Alice Bast | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Alice Bast

My hope is that celiac disease makes its way out from under the current misconceptions that it is rare or "not that serious."

Why Do Some People Dismiss the Importance of Genealogy? One Word: Eugenics

Christine Kenneally | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Christine Kenneally

While it is true that dark currents once flowed through our questions about who we come from, darkness is not integral to the activity.

Know What's In Your Food

Michael Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Michael Green

Independent doctors and scientists have warned about health and environmental risks from GMO foods, yet our federal regulators have let us down us by allowing these risky new foods to go unlabeled. Californians have the chance to address this situation by voting Yes on Prop 37 next week.