Starlings swarming before migrating south: even though we know how the individual components in a system works, it can be impossible to predict how they will behave in groups; emergent behaviors might arise, that are never seen when looking at just one bird - or gene - alone.

Aiming for Adaption – an essay on germline gene-editing

Every year the Oxford Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics has an essay competition for students. I submitted the essay below, which didn’t get selected, but having spent some time on it, I am sharing it here, in the hopes that somebody will find it interesting. — Aiming for Adaption Abstract In an increasingly interconnected and […]