Health + Science

Most Genome Data Comes from White Folks. Scientists Are Trying to Fix That.

With a new genome sequence, more diverse data sets, and population-specific projects, scientists are making progress in representing humanity’s real DNA diversity.

We Need to Change the Abortion Rights Narrative

Banning abortion pushes the U.S. towards the path of becoming a third rate power, with uneducated, unemployable citizens whose lives will need to be subsidized by government dollars. 

Globalization Isn’t Dead in Software Engineering

How can businesses harness the collective power of global engineering teams? Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when extending your engineering capacity.

To Fight the Climate Crisis, We Have to Listen to Nature

Bioacoustics is shaping the future of conservation, but what is the cross-disciplinary science? A climate columnist explains.

Doctors Finally Care About Your Home DNA Results

After years of dismissing direct-to-consumer genetic tests, some healthcare professionals are now seeking guidelines for how to incorporate this data into patient care.

One Company’s Path Towards Net Positive–for Planet and People

Amyris is transforming major industries’ reliance on manufacturing with old chemistry techniques. The move is towards fermentation – a lower cost, cleaner and sustainable approach.

Meet the Recycling Start-up Hustling to Keep EV Batteries Out of Landfills

Just four years after launching a pilot plant in Canada, Li-Cycle has raised US$500 million from high profile investors to build out EV battery recycling plants and hubs across the U.S.

Prayer for a Time of Plagues

Today’s plagues are more than 10, but as I head to a Passover Seder, I cannot help thinking of the parallels. Maintaining optimism is getting harder, but being in tech helps.

A Promising Vaccine Candidate for the Immunocompromised

Millions of people with weakened immune systems are poorly protected against Covid by current vaccines. Scientists in Germany have developed a new vaccine intended especially for them.

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