Is Gene Editing Causing a Revival of Eugenics?

Last week the National Institutes of Health cleared the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) for its first clinical test of human patients. While the initial test involves editing to... Read More

All’s Fair in Love and War, Says Evolution

When I highlighted some great scientific accomplishments in genetics and macroevolution last year in celebration of Darwin Day, I quoted University of California biologist Francisco Ayala who told Smithsonian Magazine, “Darwin didn’t know 99 percent... Read More