California’s Dark History of Forcibly Sterilizing Latinas
A new bill, which currently sits in the Assembly, would identify and compensate the survivors of California's forced sterilization program, which disproportionately targeted Latina women.
Carl Zimmer Wants Us To Be Generous About Our Definition of Heredity
But don't shell out any money on epigenetic yoga just yet.
Latina Women Faced Racial Biases from Forced Sterilization Programs
Latina women’s reproduction continues to be portrayed as a threat.
Nicole L. Novak
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A Neural Network is Being Designed To Identify "Criminal Faces"
At best, this is a misguided attempt at science. At worst, it's the first step towards dangerous digital phrenology.
'Idiocracy' Is Bad, Actually
You know who'd find the movie hilarious? Hitler.
The Exciting and Terrifying Future of DNA Editing
Siddhartha Mukherjee's new book, 'The Gene,' delivers a sweeping history of genetics—from the cockamamie ideas that preceded the birth of the field to a striking picture of what the future holds.
The Jesuit Priest Who Believed in God and the Singularity
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s ideas may have been ahead of his time.
What It’s Like to Buy Sperm from One of Canada’s 55(ish) Semen Donors
It's a little like eugenics and that's a little icky.
At the Dawn of Crowdsourcing—in 1907
This week is the anniversary of Francis Galton’s “Vox Populi,” which demonstrated the “wisdom of crowds” quantitatively.
Nikola Tesla's Pro-Eugenics, Anti-Coffee Portrait of the Future
Roasting Tesla on his 158th birthday.
The Long Tail of America's Eugenics Problem
The history of America’s eugenics programs has resurfaced in the public spotlight in recent years.
I Gave My DNA to a Company in China so They Can Manufacture Genius Babies
Within a couple of generations, competing with the Chinese on an intellectual level will be like drinking a shot every time Lena Dunham gets naked on 'Girls' – not a good idea.