Issues in Focus: Science and the Law

Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Summer 2000

    Report calls genetically altered plants safe; White House to boost oversight A National Research Council (NRC) report released on April 5 concludes that genetically engineered plants appear to be safe but that… Read More



Book Reviews

  • Book cover of Legal Alchemy: The use and misuse of Science and Law

    Science and the Courts

    Two hundred years ago, the state of the world was such that leaders such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson could move easily between the realms of science and the law. Now,… Read More
  • Database Nation book cover

    Preserving Privacy

    Telling “good stories” has been and will continue to be meaningful in making the impact of technology on privacy issues less abstract and more real. Simson Garfinkel’s Database Nation is the most… Read More
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