For The Atlantic, Nathaniel Comfort writes: “In our particular moment, biology is the king, and the perennial desire for simple solutions to complex problems leads people back time and again to biological determinism: It’s all in your genes. It’s all in your neurons. This new discovery changes everything. The possibility of vast profits in biotech also contribute to the propensity for hype. Buy on the rumors, sell on the news.”
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