One answer, broadly, is waste — some of it buried in practices that the medical establishment and the rest of us take for granted.

Found it was possible to safely correct a defective gene without damaging the rest of the genome (and here’s the paper).

The embryos were destroyed and not carried to term.

Freddie de Boer: Bernie Sanders Is A Socialist In Name Only.

I really like this piece, and I was going to write it if nobody else did.

Study: “Across four samples (including a nationally representative sample), we find that stronger obsessive-compulsive symptoms are associated with more right-wing ideological preferences, particularly for social issues.” This should probably be considered in context of Haidt’s work on the Purity foundation, and the Germ Theory Of Democracy. Key quote: “Research by the University of Sydney’s David Goodman has found that around 84% of today’s elite are direct descendants of the elite from pre-1949.

This suggests that six decades of Communism may not have a dramatic impact upon the elites”.

Machine Learning Applied To Initial Romantic Attraction: “Crucially [machine learning techniques] were unable to predict relationship variance using any combination of traits and preferences reported beforehand.” See also my previous post on this topic.

Study by Amir Sariaslan and others: after adjusting for unobserved familial risk factors, no link between poverty and crime.

It also costs health systems billions of dollars per year.