There's always been a big part of me that wanted to believe OCD is genetic, that my mom's DNA, rather than her behavior, gave me OCD. But I've realized that pointing the finger isn't that important when you want to get well.
If our brain is a computer, then our interactions with our parents are the default setting. And when things go faulty or get stressful in our adult lives, our neurons head for a familiar path, one usually set in early development.
Single-parent reproduction is exactly what it sounds like—a very complicated scientific process that involves taking one person's stem cells, making one of them male and the other female, before splicing them together to make a child.
Reihan Salam sits down with David Epstein, former senior writer at Sports Illustrated, to chat about the ways that human biological diversity impacts athletic ability, and how this understanding could affect the future of elite sports.
Last week's Supreme Court ruling that human genes can't be patented looked like a huge blow to the biotech industry, which collectively holds thousands of patents on isolated DNA sequences and has a vested commercial interest in protecting these intellect…
"We're going to change the world. If my theory is correct, this will change everything. This will ruffle feathers, don't you think anything else. You ask Galileo, you ask Darwin. This is going to cause an uproar." – Jim Penman
It's not exactly news that China is setting itself up as a new global superpower. While Western civilization chokes on its own gluttony like a latter-day Marlon Brando, China continues to buy up American debt and lock away the world's natural resources. B…