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 last straw for environmentalists

Science | Research and market analysis shows straw bans won’t do much for the ocean
by Julie Borg
Posted 8/09/18, 12:42 pm

Who would have thought a 9-year-old boy’s school project could mushroom into a frenzied environmental campaign to ban the plastic straw?

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CRISPR danger

Science | New study points to unintended consequences of gene-editing technique
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/26/18, 01:55 pm

Research conducted in 2012 at the University of California, Berkeley, paved the way for using CRISPR-Cas9 technology to genetically engineer animal and human DNA. Scientists soon began touting the gene-editing tool as a marvel with the potential to cure and prevent a wide variety of diseases. But researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute recently published a study in Nature Methods that shows that use of CRISPR may cause a great deal of unintended genetic damage.

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If it looks like an ape …

Science | Recent skeletal analysis pokes holes in human ancestry theory
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/19/18, 03:33 pm

The species that evolutionists have pegged as an early human ancestor seems to have more in common with apes, according to a recent analysis of the skeleton of a 3-year-old Australopithecus afarensis.

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