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Stories by Ricki Lewis

The Making of a Mutant: A Fruit Fly Love Story

CHAPTER 1Long before her mother had told her the truth, she’d sensed from the sneers of her neighbors that she was different. Her larval segments were squished, not quite right, and her head too small...

April 14, 2012 — Ricki Lewis

Are DNA Patents Doomed?

DNA is special. Unlike other body parts, it holds information. Even discarding a blood spot or saliva sample doesn’t necessarily prevent the telltale DNA sequences from living on in a database.We guard our DNA data in a way that we don’t other test results, such as cholesterol levels...

April 3, 2012 — Ricki Lewis
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