In past years, papers have tried to identify the subset of all genes in a genome that are essential for viability.
Junk DNA has been getting redress for decades of ignominy. Now, retrotransposons and transposable elements may be next in line for a better reputation.
From an design perspective, there is no compelling reason to think that CRISPR gene editing will constitute an enhancement tool for building superior humans.
The depiction of Francis Collins as someone who has developed a good model for integrating faith and science is in many respects a tragic myth.
President Bill Clinton announced, in a speech Collins helped to write, “we are learning the language in which God created life.”