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Palo Alto Student Was Asked to Leave School Because of His DNA

To find a society where a student is forced to leave school because of his genes, you might think you’d need to watch “Gattaca” or pick up a dystopian novel. Unless something is done to strengthen legal protections, anyone who is genetically tested could be discriminated against based on the Read More …Source:: Future of … Continue reading Palo Alto Student Was Asked to Leave School Because of His DNA →

Getting to the Heart of Extreme Exercise With a Swim Across the Pacific

Any day now, Ben Lecomte will plunge into the Pacific Ocean off a Tokyo beach toward San Francisco. He wants to become the first person to swim across the Pacific. He’s already the first person to free swim across the Atlantic Ocean, without a kickboard. No one knows how the physical Read More … Source:: … Continue reading Getting to the Heart of Extreme Exercise With a Swim Across the Pacific →