The iconic American inventor is still a white male – and that's an obstacle to race and gender inclusion
The story of the invention in America typically features larger-than-life caricatures of white men like Thomas Edison while largely ignoring the contributions of women and people of color.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
Most scientific discoveries these days aren't easily ascribed to a single researcher. CRISPR is no different – and ongoing patent fights underscore how messy research can be.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
A bioethicist explains a recent report that recommends how to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine equitably.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~8 min
Inventors in states with more socially liberal laws on the books end up with more diverse collaborators – and more higher-impact patents.
July 9, 2020 • ~8 min