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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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Bay Area marches for science

At first glance, the March for Science in San Francisco appeared similar to other marches held over the past few months: a sea of signs and people in sunscreen and running shoes, many with their kids in tow. But after looking closer, a couple notable differences stood out. Here and there were people in lab
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Industrializing nature: the tragedy of bees

The story of bees is a complicated one. It’s not simply about the decline and disappearance of bee species we’re seeing today; it’s a story about the way people value the natural world and the organisms in it. It’s a story about economics, the industrialization of nature, biodiversity, and the interconnectedness of life. The moral
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