Livestock in the time of CRISPR (Wired)
by Gregory Barber
Emerging genetic engineering techniques could transform cattle and chickens, making the production of animal products more humane, or just more brutally efficient.
The trouble with mental illness (The Atlantic)
by Gary Greenberg
From inducing comas with insulin to prescribing Prozac, psychiatry has always offered solutions to mental illness without a clear model of how they were supposed to work. That’s a problem for practitioners who want to present their work as strictly scientific.
Will nuclear power make a comeback? (Pacific Standard)
by Kate Wheeling
U.S. public opinion turned against nuclear power in the wake of the Three Mile Island crisis. Could the threat of climate change convince us to embrace nuclear energy again?
What does it mean to be educated about sex? (Nursing Clio)
by Joseph Gamble
The new show “Sex Education” reveals how much conventional Sex Ed misses about where sexuality fits into the complicated lives of young people.
The new-body gene (The New York Times)
by Heather Murphy
The master control gene known as E.G.R. helps transform a worm cut into thirds into three worms. It probably won’t help people grow new limbs, or a whole new body, anytime soon, but the possibilities are intriguing.
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