Category Science and Technology

Regulating Chemicals in Your Cosmetics

Addie Tiller discusses the nuances of toxicants in cosmetics and how researchers and politicians are calling for better regulation in Canada.

Corrigendum: Ovarian cancer is not a women’s cancer

Sarah Nersesian explains the need to change how we understand ovarian cancer in light of the fact that not everyone who can get ovarian cancer identifies as a woman.

Bill S-231 & DNA Evidence: Effective Tool or Discrimination?

Erin Kenny, Katharina Clausius, and Michael J. Crawford detail how the expanded use of DNA profile databases and genealogy in criminal investigations offers powerful tools to solve crimes and exculpate innocents but also risks permanently stigmatizing genetic relatives.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Risk Perception is Highly Personal

Alessandro Marcon and Vardit Ravitsky present their research into online discussions of interpreting risk related to non-invasive prenatal testing.

Vaccine Skepticism is Becoming Irrelevant

Chris Kaposy acknowledges the ethical justification for coercive COVID-19 vaccine policies, while also recognizing the danger of ceasing to view vaccine skeptics as thinking subjects.