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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The pursuit of discovery

Science | Harvard Ph.D. pushes back against evolution
by Julie Borg
Posted 3/12/19, 02:50 pm

Since many leading universities are steeped in scientism and evolutionary theory, some Christian students shy away from pursuing a science degree at a secular school. Nathaniel Jeanson was not one of those students.

Jeanson, homeschooled through the eighth grade, gained a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology at Harvard in 2009. A husband and father of four, he now serves as a research biologist with the creationist organization Answers in Genesis and has authored Replacing Darwin: The New Origin of Species.

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DNA talent tests—do not try them at home

Science | Companies’ claims about genetic tests are highly suspect and even dangerous
by Julie Borg
Posted 3/07/19, 02:51 pm

DNA tests to check children for inborn talents are a burgeoning business in China and gaining popularity in the United States. But the genetic talent tests lack scientific accuracy and could psychologically harm children, experts warn.

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The threat of DIY DNA

Science | Science is on the cusp of a depraved new world of gene editing
by Julie Borg
Posted 2/28/19, 03:33 pm

Since Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced in November that he used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to produce the first genetically altered human babies, international leaders have discussed ways to tighten genome-editing guidelines. But if a rogue scientist in China could sidestep his country’s regulations, what safeguards can stop amateur do-it-yourselfers?

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