On recreational genetics, privacy and the new vulnerability of family secrets.
A genetic engineer concocts a plan to transform a Galilean moon.
"Jonas is the conductor of a symphony, and must be familiar with each part, every section. He must keep them working in tandem, so he flits from group to group, giving encouragement. Visitors to the University wonder at the man skidding on the marble floors, running from A to E wing and back again. He reviews twenty sequences a day, though he is pleased to find few errors. His team works late. He works later. The key genes are reserved for his eyes alone, and when he sits back to watch the simulations play out he pictures the Watchmaker."
On the personal genetic sequencing company 23andMe and why their long time term strategy is collecting spit, not cash.
How the compulsion to explore is coded in the human genome.
A Major League umpire learns that his children share the same deadly genetic disease.
A DHL tycoon’s small plane disappeared near the Phillipines amidst rumors of children fathered with teenage Asian villagers. Every scrap of his DNA went missing, but that didn’t stop a forensic mathematician.