Marcy Darnovsky

Podcast #25: Marcy Darnovsky Talks Genetic Engineering

Marcy Darnovsky, Executive Director of the Center for Genetics and Society, chats with us about the moral minefield of genetic engineering.

DNA

Genetic Testing Kits: Fueling Historical Discrimination?

Ideas about genetic identity have fueled racism, discrimination, and even forced sterilization, making mass DNA gathering a fraught proposition.

Complexity

The Problems of Prediction, Part 2

Our overconfidence in our predictive abilities can be traced to the simple fact that the universe is infinitely complex.

Tortilla chips

Mark Schatzker on Flavor and Food

The Dorito Effect author Mark Schatzker describes what he learned about the relationship between flavor and nutrition, and how the food industry has been leading us astray.

2016, The Year in Review

A look back at the biggest technology-related stories of 2016.