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Fissures Deepen Within Greece's Ruling Party

Syriza remains divided in the midst of bailout negotiations. Read more…

A Kurdish marksman stands on top of a building in the Syrian town of Kobani in January 2015. (BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images) (BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

The Fragile Gains of Syria's Kurds

The chaos of civil war has given the Kurds wide latitude, but Turkey's intervention complicates the picture. Read more…

Dr. Frank Thieme, manager of development at Icon Genetics, demonstrates the small-scale introduction of bacteria containing engineered DNA into Nicotiana benthamiana, a close relative of tobacco. (SEAN GALLUP/Getty Images)

Genetic Editing: Avoiding the GMO Controversy

The agricultural industry will be the first to reap the benefits of new genetic-editing technologies. Read more…