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.


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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Darwin dissenters

Science | Despite growing numbers, creationists face an ‘impenetrable wall’ in the scientific community
by Julie Borg
Posted 2/14/19, 04:03 pm

Darwinists around the globe celebrated the biologist’s 210th birthday on Tuesday, as a growing body of scientists voiced doubt about his theory of evolution.

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