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Posts tagged with "Biotechnology"

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    Yuval Noah Harari

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    With an emphasis on data science and biotechnology, a historian looks to the future

    Historian Yuval Noah Harari’s new book is his third in a trilogy that examines the annals of humanity. Divided into five parts and 21 chapters, it discusses the near future, as extrapolated from our current trajectories. Like his other bestsellers, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is meant for a broad audience, and Harari effortlessly… Read More
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    John Carreyrou

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    A biotech company’s blood test proves too good to be true

    In the opening pages of Bad Blood, the chief financial officer for the blood-testing company Theranos meets with his boss, Elizabeth Holmes, a charismatic 20-something Stanford University dropout, and warns her that the company must stop lying to its investors. Holmes’s expression turns icy. She informs him that he’s not a team player. Then she… Read More
  • Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World
    Paul Shapiro

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Paul Shapiro, author of Clean Meat

    As the demand for meat increases and concerns about industrial animal agriculture mount, the need to create a safer, more efficient system of meat production has become urgent. This week on the Science podcast, Paul Shapiro describes how tiny tissue samples may one day be used to generate healthy, humanely produced meat. To hear the… Read More