July 19, 1836, is the day that the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated in Paris, France, and the monument stands to honor those who died during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.
- A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA – We build a better fruit, and nature will build a better bug. From Amy.
- Has Carl June Found a Key to Fighting Cancer? – Gene therapy and a man who was losing his battle to leukemia.
- Twitter under fire after bank note campaigner is target of rape threats – What is your opinion about this? From James.
- In 1955, Aldous Huxley Wrote This Very Creepy Story for The Atlantic – I enjoyed Brave New World so I am definitely going to read this later.
- Mind-control study gives mouse false memory – I thought the Men in Black already had one of these? From Buzz Parsec.
- Difficult Women: How “Sex and the City” lost its good name – I was a fan, and I enjoyed this article.
- 10 Things I Plan to Tell My Daughter About Sex That Aren’t That Purity Movement Crap – Do you have any advice you’d like to share? From bluebottle.
BONUS: Tales from the Genome is a free genetics class, exploring topics like “the genetic basis of lactose intolerance, skin pigmentation, dwarfism, breast cancer, and much more!” If you’ve always wanted to learn something new, now is your chance! (From Anne.)