Julie Borg

Julie is a clinical psychologist and writer who lives in Dayton, Ohio. She reports on science and intelligent design for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital.

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Designed to change

Science | Scientists learn more about the adaptability of the adult brain
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/16/20, 01:36 pm

New research shows the brains of adult mice can rewire themselves to enhance their senses when they spend long periods of time in a dark environment.

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Seeing without eyes

Science | Scientists uncover stunning design in a strange sea creature
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/09/20, 04:59 pm

A recent discovery has scientists standing in awe of a marine creature that can see through its skin.

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Scientific accountability

Science | China punishes a gene-editing researcher
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/02/20, 02:59 pm

A court in China on Monday sentenced a rogue scientist to three years in prison and fined him 3 million yuan ($430,000) for illegal human embryonic gene editing. Now that the scientist, He Jiankui, is paying the price for his misdeeds, the larger scientific community must be held accountable, as well, said Stanford University bioethicist William Hurlbut, who knows He personally.

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