Upsides and Downsides of the DNA Revolution

Book review: The Lost Family, by Libby Copeland (Amazon / Book Depository) I could not help but think... that spitting into a vial in search of family was like spinning a roulette wheel, with no ability to predict the outcome in advance, and the highest of stakes. One of the most rapidly changing branches of... Continue Reading →

Popular Science on How Genes Can Influence Who We Are

Book review: Pleased to Meet Me, by Bill Sullivan (Amazon / Book Depository) Bill Sullivan, professor of pharmacology and microbiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, writes that he's always been curious about why we are the way we are, with all of our many often peculiar differences. So many traits, preferences, and physical qualities seem... Continue Reading →

Victims of South Central

Book review: The Grim Sleeper, by Christine Pelisek I noticed Christine Pelisek while watching episodes of true crime series People Magazine Investigates. Formerly a reporter for LA Weekly, she now covers crime for People magazine (and looks like a non-terrifying version of weird fashion goblin Rachel Zoe, which is why I always notice her on the show.) I remembered this case both from the... Continue Reading →

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