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Anne Fausto-Sterling, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies at Brown University, is author of Myths of Gender and Sexing the Body.
Appeals to the biological facts conceal a deeper contest over political equality—and scientific authority itself.
Many young children become obsessed with gender. How do we know which are trans?
Black people get sicker because of stereotypes taught in medical schools.
Symbiosis, not just gradual change, may lie at the heart of how evolution works.
The FDA has approved an ineffective drug for a disease that may not exist.
CRISPR-Cas9 is now the fastest, most sequence-specific technique for the rewriting of genetic information. With all this potential come serious challenges.
The limits of using DNA to create images of subjects.
Why do our ideas about nutrition change so quickly?
Individuality can emerge even when genes and environment are constant.
One in five in college women is sexually assaulted. This statistic might be wrong, but does it matter?
Getting government grants for research is harder than ever. Our system is breaking down.
Memories are not a record of the past; when evoked, they adjust to the current context.
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