Summit on Human Gene Editing

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

    Congress advances spending bills for NSF, NASA, Energy, and USDA In mid-May, the House Appropriations Committee approved FY 2017 spending bills covering the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Agriculture,… Read More



Book Reviews

  • Posthumans’ Inhumanity to Man

    Posthumans’ Inhumanity to Man In 1963, when the still-new science of molecular biology was reaping its first big harvest, the great bacterial geneticist Joshua Lederberg looked ahead to what the field might… Read More
  • Radical by Design

    The term “Big Science” is attributed to Alvin Weinberg, the former head of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The Clinton Laboratories, ORNL’s original name during the Manhattan Project, had produced materials… Read More
  • Chemical Solutions

    Ken Geiser, professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and founder of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, has written another excellent book, Chemicals Without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World,… Read More
  • A Tangled Web

    The Internet certainly seemed a good idea at the time. What’s wrong with linking top academics through their computers so they can share big thoughts? And in these democratic times, extending those… Read More
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