Superheroes? Stardust? Or Vessels of the Incarnation?
When I was first introduced to the fascinations of the DNA double-helix in a biology class at Baltimore’s St. Paul Latin High School, the “unraveling” of this key to the mysteries of human genetics had taken place just a dozen years before. In the five decades since my classmates and I built plastic models of the double-helix, humanity’s knowledge of its genetic code has grown exponentially. And it seems likely that, as a species, we’re only at the threshold of our capacity to use this knowledge for good or ill.
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