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A Toolbox for Tinkering: An Angsty Teen’s Discovery of the Liberal Arts

As I slumped in the back of the admissions presentation at the start of my college road trip, my mother eyed my lack of notetaking with a ferocity that it seems only she can produce. While she furiously scribbled every detail of the presentation and I half-listened to the speaker, one word caught my attention: …

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Bioengineering Food or Biofood? Giving Life to Genetically Modified Food

The Greek root “bio” means life and is typically found in words referring to having or giving life. These words are commonplace in academia and science. Words like biology, biotechnology, biography, and biochemistry float across the heads of Americans after spending years in school classrooms learning about these subjects. The use of the root extends …

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