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Here's my New York Times story on a new study about genes that influence intelligence. Some solid successes after years of failure, but still a long, long way to go... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/science/52-genes-human-intelligence.html 

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Here’s my latest New York Times column on the future of food webs in a warming, acidifying world https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/science/climate-change-simulation-miniature-world.html 

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Were humans in California 130,000 years ago? A new study says yes, skeptics say NO! Here's my story for the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/science/prehistoric-humans-north-america-california-nature-study.html

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Here's my new Times column on monogamous mice that are revealing some parenting-linked genes. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/science/parenting-genes-study.html

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Air bubbles trapped in Antarctic ice show that plants are now photosynthesizing 30 percent more than before the Industrial Revolution. That's an increase far beyond anything recorded in the past 54,000 years. Here's my story in the New York Times on the new carbon bubble. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/05/science/carbon-dioxide-plant-growth-antarctic-ice.html

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Imagine taking a cheek swab and reprogramming your skin cells into stem cells. Then imagine mixing them together in a dish with special chemicals that coax them to combine together and start developing into different tissues, even organs. It's not in vitro fertilization. It's not an embryo. It's--well, some scientists want to call it a "synthetic human entity with embryolike features.” And it's coming soon! I look at the ethical puzzle these things pose for my column this week in the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/science/embryonic-stem-cells-synthetic-embryos-sheefs.html?partner=IFTTT

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Here’s my New York Times report on the world’s oldest fossils (or maybe just some ancient crud?) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/science/earths-oldest-bacteria-fossils.html?_r=0

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A couple years ago the good people at Radiolab asked me to join them to talk about CRISPR for one of their episodes. So much has happened since then that they had me back to talk some more. Listen here: http://www.radiolab.org/story/update-crispr/

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The world's underwater prairies do a lot for us—including wiping out disease-causing bacteria. Here's a piece I wrote about seagrass meadows for the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/science/seagrass-coral-reefs-pathogens-global-warming.html 

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Why do we sleep? To prune back our weedy neurons, perhaps. Here's my story on a couple new studies in the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/science/sleep-memory-brain-forgetting.html
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