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Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | March 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos? Students Weigh In

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the UK’s February 3rd decision to authorize mitochondrial DNA modification in embryos. This new law has taken on the names “three-person embryo” and “three-person babies” law. There is no doubting the social complications and controversy that this law may bring about. People who support the UK’s decision argue […]

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Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos?

6 -12 Science | February 17, 2015 | 76 Comments

Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos?

The UK recently voted to authorize mitochondrial DNA modification, which has been dubbed the “three-person embryo” law. Should we modify DNA in human eggs or embryos in order to prevent disease?

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Our Behavior is Shaped Mostly By Our Environment

Community Voices | March 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

Our Behavior is Shaped Mostly By Our Environment

It’s natural to wonder why we are the way we are. Is a person more prone to be aggressive because of their genetics or the environment they were raised in as a child? Within the past two weeks, students across the nation discussed what shapes people the most: nature or nurture. In our #DoNowNurture post, […]

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How Much is Behavior Based on Nature Versus Nurture?

Do Now | March 5, 2014 | 158 Comments

How Much is Behavior Based on Nature Versus Nurture?

Science has identified two major influences which affect the person you grow to be: nature (your innate qualities and genetics) and nurture (your personal experiences and environment). These two factors play a major role in the upbringing of a human, but to what extent does each contribute to how a person behaves?

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