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CRISPRcon: diverse voices debate the future of genome editing

It’s not every day that a scientific conference hosts a panel discussion including a futurist, a director of a non-governmental organization, a pastor, an environmentalist, and a pig farmer—but CRISPRcon wasn’t your typical science conference. In place of presentations about the latest scientific papers and a wall of posters, CRISPRcon provided a platform for a broader
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Will California’s plastic bag ban help the environment?

In the November 2016 election, voters in California approved Proposition 67, banning grocery and other stores from providing single-use plastic bags to consumers. Stores offering recycled paper bags or reusable bags now must charge at least 10 cents per bag. Environmental groups spent millions in support of the ban, and it seems like a clear-cut
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