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Let’s Hit ‘Pause’ Before Altering Humankind
Uh oh, WSJ editorial page.
Antonio Regalado, senior editor, biomedicine

Baby Genes to Be Mapped at Birth in Medical First
“Could genome sequencing newborns give valuable insight or do harm?”
—Antonio Regalado

Weather Underground
The link between fracking and earthquakes.
Brian Bergstein, deputy editor

Apple Watch Review: A Day in the Life
A week of wearing the Apple Watch shows it can help you spend less time checking your phone – but suffers from sluggishness.
Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief

Materials Science: The Hole Story
Metal-organic frameworks—promising materials for gas storage, separation, and catalysis—are finally nearing commercial relevance.
Mike Orcutt, research editor

Amy Robinson Is Her Own Best Laboratory
Amy Robinson, executive director of EyeWire, is also known to have rebuilt TEDx Music Project.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer

How the Computer Got Its Revenge on the Soviet Union
An incisive history lesson on the intersection of ideology and technology in the mid-20th-century USSR.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer

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