Tag Archives: DNA

Jan. 2, 2017 The New Yorker

Jan. 2, 2017 The New Yorker’s Ian Frazier wrote “Incident Report” about Captain Kirk and LaGuardia airport.

Michael Specter wrote “Rewriting the Code of Life” about MIT’s Assistant Professor Kevin Esvelt editing the DNA to fight Lyme disease.

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Nov. 16, 2015 The New Yorker

On Nov. 16, 2015 The New Yorker’s Jill Lepore wrote “Politics And The New Machine” about the history and increasing inaccuracy of political polls in American politics.

Michael Specter wrote “The Gene Hackers” about DNA scientists fighting disease using clustered regularly interlaced short palindromic repeats called CRISPR to “recognize invading viruses”.

John Seabrook wrote “The Invisible Library” about recover lost documents from Herculaneum scrolls. Many great works have been lost to history from the collapse of civilizations. Through accident or design some scrolls survive. It is fascinating that a 2000 year old Roman philosopher’s scroll who postulated that the world is made of atoms should be rediscovered by scientists using a particle accelerator based on his own theory. Profound karma. Makes you wonder how to ensure your work survives. One strategy is to widely distribute lots of copies in many kinds of media.

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