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Ingenious: Dalton Conley

The Princeton sociologist explains why race is not a scientific category.

Why Evolution Is Ageist

Genetic mutation changes from adaptive to dangerous after reproductive age.

Spark of Science: Pardis Sabeti

The computational geneticist explains why she chose research over being a doctor.

The Man Who Kicked Off the Biotech Revolution

The $325 billion biotech industry began with the discovery of an enzyme to slice DNA.

From a Pink Squiggle to the Human Genome Project

This Yellowstone bacterium sparked PCR, one of the great advances in genetics.

Ingenious: Siddhartha Mukherjee

The oncologist, researcher, and writer on genetics, medicine, and identity.

Why Sex Is Mostly Binary but Gender Is a Spectrum

A short genetic history of one of the most profound dimensions of human identity.

The Case for Bringing Back the Passenger Pigeon

One geneticist’s quest to de-extinct what was once one of the world’s most abundant birds.

Does Stress Speed Up Evolution?

Getting control of the molecular mechanisms that drive rapid mutations.