Category: Meta Science

The Moral Responsibility of Genome Editing

It’s 2018, and we’re on the cusp of a revolution—a revolution in biotechnology, that is. Advances in genome editing that allow scientists to make highly specific changes to DNA sequences, propelled most recently by CRISPR technology, have brought the possibility of treating or preventing stubborn genetic diseases and cancer within reach. With a little genomic

Who asks questions at conferences? It depends on the gender of the speaker

While attending conferences this summer, I learned a lot about biology, but I also learned something about biologists. Presentations at these conferences follow a consistent format, with the researcher presenting PowerPoint slides describing their newest findings and the research’s significance. The speaker customarily concludes by acknowledging collaborators and funding sources, and a polite round of