Winter 2019

Creating the Future: The Genetics Issue

Features

 

Humanity’s Shiny New Tool

CRISPR, a technology we took from bacteria, is poised to transform our world.
By Taylor Beck
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CRISPR for the People

Berkeley is bringing gene editing to the masses. Are we ready for that?
By Leah Worthington
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A Mercy, A Sport

Flash fiction for the future
By Namwali Serpell and Tyler King
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Kiss Me, I’m 61.5% Irish!

Home ancestry tests may tell us more, and less, than we wanted to know.
By Pat Joseph
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Intolerable Genius

Kary Mullis revolutionized biology and pissed everyone off. Now that he’s dead, how should we remember him?
By Coby McDonald
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Telegraph

 

Now This: Earthquakes

Packing for the Big One
By Editorial Staff
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’Tis the Season … or so They Say

Czesław Miłosz and the season-less magic of Berkeley
By Mary Flegler
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A New Blue

Olga Alexopoulou adds a profound new color to her palette.
By Mary Flegler
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Big Picture

The Central Sierra Snow Laboratory
By Editorial Staff
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The Gate

 

The Names of the Dead

Margaret Press uses forensic genealogy to identify the missing.
By Leah Worthington
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Snapp Chats: Eric Stevens

It was the best day of his life. Then everything changed.
By Martin Snapp
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First Person: The Drag Queen D.A.

This lawyer has a secret. Her name’s Victoria.
By Richard Titus, as told to Laura Smith
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Chancellor’s Letter

Fiscal responsibility, seismic upgrades, and athletics
By Carol T. Christ
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Perspectives

 

Share Your Own Insight

Have a perspective on the topic that we somehow failed to include? Share it with us now.
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Editor’s Note

Welcome to our brave new world.
By Pat Joseph
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