Commentary

Genetic engineering has delivered monumental scientific, technological, and humanitarian achievements – from producing human insulin in bacteria and gene therapy to treat genetic diseases to increasing food security and reducing malnutrition in developing countries.  But it continues to face brickbats, sometimes from unexpected directions. The most...

Cheryl Gilarski has had enough health problems to last a lifetime. The 60-year-old Canadian recently shared her story with the CBC, Canada's national broadcasting company. Her troubles began two decades ago, when doctors diagnosed her with an atrial flutter, a condition that causes the heart to...

Henry Miller discussed the dangers of genetically modified mosquito and how regulations could be blocking more safe sunscreen from being sold in the United States on the nationally-syndicated Lars Larson Show. You can listen to Henry's interview starting at the 46:00 minute mark. ...

The state of California recently passed a bill that mandates app-based companies such as Lyft and Uber should treat their workers like employees instead of entrepreneurs. This could set a precedent for other states to sign up their own similar legislation on these ride-sharing companies. ....

The California Legislature session has ended for the year, so there’s little it can wreck over the next few months. But enough damage was done since January to last beyond 2019 and deep into the Blue future. It’s easy for the rest of the country to...

Hospital behemoth Sutter Health—a non-profit organization in Northern California that has gradually acquired 24 hospitals and 5,000 physicians—will soon go to court to defend itself against allegations that it has violated the state's antitrust laws. The plaintiffs claim that Sutter illegally pushed competitors out of the...