• On DNA and Crime Fiction

    Modern genetic testing can reunite families, uncover secrets, diagnose diseases, catch real-life criminals—and, of course, provide endless plot ideas for fiction.

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    How McCarthyism, the Rise of Tabloids, and J. Edgar Hoover's Quest to Prove Himself "Manly" Led to a Surveillance State

    The hearing room was sweating. Though the weather was mild—partly cloudy with a high of seventy-four degrees—the temperature...

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