Pinterest Is Trying to Curb Anti-Vaxxer Misinformation

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Pinterest—the social media site of choice for DIY crafters, home decor enthusiasts, and my Aunt Melanie—has banned search terms related to “vaccines” in order to curb anti-vaccination propaganda from spreading on the platform. According to the Guardian, anti-vaxxer rhetoric has been an ongoing issue on Pinterest: In…

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China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise – The New York Times  “If you believe they did not know how they were helping Chinese inhumane rights – I have a bridge, I can sell you cheap!”

To bolster their DNA capabilities, scientists affiliated with China’s police used equipment made by Thermo Fisher, a Massachusetts company. For comparison with Uighur DNA, they also relied on genetic material from people around the world that was provided by Kenneth Kidd, a prominent Yale University geneticist.