The Columbia Science & Technology Law Review has published its Fall 2017 Issue, the first part of Volume XIX. It is accessible using the black navigation bar at at the top of this site or at stlr.org/volume-xix-2017-2018/.
Our knowledge of DNA continues to expand and, by extension, so does our ability to manipulate it. Recently, researchers have created a viable organism with a chromosome incorporating pairs of synthetic bases.  Others have engineered an organism containing only the genes necessary for life.  In addition to advancing our understanding of the life sciences, which may indirectly enhance human welfare, working with genes also has direct applications to human health: for example, genetic Continue Reading →
Happy Thanksgiving to all readers! Concerns Over Cybersecurity Hacking and cybersecurity have been high profile issues of late but especially this week, with a report that Hilary Clinton’s electoral defeat may have been the work of hackers. Deeper analyses of these claims suggest otherwise, however. Unfortunately, not all cybersecurity concerns are groundless: the U.S. Navy has confirmed that hackers gained access to sensitive personal information, including Social Security numbers, of over 130 thousand current and Continue Reading →