I did a lot of writing in 2016… just not on this blog, in spite of my good intentions. Aside from a personal record in grant proposals and our latest paper, I continued to write over at Pacific Standard. In case you missed them, here are four favorite picks from the year:
Compared to the controversies over GMO foods, gene drives have flown under the radar, but not for long.
There are limits to the fine-scale resolution of peer review; a lottery to fund grants would openly acknowledge that.
Genetic history is about sex and migration, and both were dramatically affected by the slave trade and its racist aftermath.
We tend to think genetics is destiny, but the real story is gene by environment interactions.