Dawn of the Planet of the Humans

By Raymond Huang “If we evolved from monkeys, why are they still around?” This is an age old counterargument to Darwin’s natural...

Born to Succeed?

By Rachel Choi With modern technology, would it ever be possible to determine a child’s measure of life-long success as early as during...

To Eat or Not to Eat a Donut

By Julia Michalak A large population of the world considers to have a “sweet tooth.” For these people including me, the thought of a...

Intelligence

By Ding Hong Zheng Intelligence, like most aspects of human behavior and cognition, is a complex trait that is shaped by both genetics...

So You Think Dogs Like You!

By Lin Zhang As I drag myself home from a long day of school, exhausted and worn out from studying for a genetics test the night before,...

Happy Genes

By Xin Yao Zheng You just took a test and you didn’t know how to answer any of the questions. Then, like a secret alliance, multiple...

The Genetics of Asian Flush

By Justin Zhou Sometimes when you finish an alcoholic drink, you feel a sudden rush of blood streaming upwards throughout your entire...

The Securities of Genetics Databases

By Afnan Haque With the rise of DNA testing and advanced genetic engineering, more genetic information is being made available to private...

Designer Babies

By Maliha Akter A designer baby is an infant genetically engineered in vitro for selected traits, which can range from reduced...

Killer Genes

By Swara Kalva and Serina Lin Of all the things that unite us as humans, one would least expect the topic of murder to be on that list....

Biotechnology

By Shadab Mustafa Scientists have discovered a gene that controls genetic recombination rates in fruit flies. This is the first gene...

Why You are the WayYou Are

By Shawlin Shahid and Nasheath You walk in class and see the kid that’s already shouting across the class and making the whole class...

Genes on Weather

By Nina Lin It’s Monday morning, 27℉ outside. You’re bundled up in a winter jacket and scarf as you await the subway when you see a woman...