Tag Archives: DNA

Now Big Brother wants your DNA too (psst, it might already have it)

Whether it’s a good thing or not is debatable, but the truth of the matter is that Big Brother, a.k.a, the federal government, already has gathered a little too much info about us by snooping on our digital lives. Govt.-commissioned … Continue reading

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May days: a couple of highlights

May has morphed into June, but there are a couple of “origin” stories from last month that will percolate for a long time in the groove that they’ve dug into my brain. Although one is about the origins of the … Continue reading

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Genesis 2.0?

A paper published last week by a hotshot (and media-savvy) researcher got me thinking about genesis – the biological, not the biblical kind. The paper, by biotech’s enfant terrible Craig Venter, is titled “Creation of a Bacterial Cell Controlled by … Continue reading

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