Thinking about CRISPR, longevity, and innovation

In my recent podcast chat with Kevin Davies, executive editor of The CRISPR Journal and author of the recently released Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing, it wasn’t until ....

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Dark Hollywood: Does it matter if our cultural vision of the future is a bleak one?

In a new piece for Slate’s Future Tense series, science fiction writer Cory Doctorow recalls that when he first moved to California from Toronto, he was shocked that there were so many gun stores. How ....

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Does America need to invest more in science? 5 charts to consider.

The 20th century was the American Century. And one reason for that primacy was America’s century-long global leadership in scientific research. That societal effort raised American living standards and helped us win wars both hot ....

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5 questions for John Van Reenen on innovation and federal R&D spending

Can the US boost its productivity and tackle our greatest challenges, like climate change, through innovation? What role should federal R&D spending play in furthering our scientific and technological advancement? And can we engage in ....

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