At 46, Siddhartha Mukherjee, is a man driven by questions, by puzzles in science and society. In 2011, his first book, a
In a recent article for The New Yorker, Siddhartha Mukherjee offered an explication of epigenetics that quickly became controversial
"We might be splitting in class between those who can afford to manage our children eugenically and those who cannot."
Normally the Kent School campus bustles with students of high school age but for two and a half days this summer the students were adults spending "vacation" days studying "What Comes Next" at the KentPresents ideas forum wrangling with subjects from cybersecurity to cancer to criminal justice.
We are standing at an extraordinary moment. For nearly 4,000 years of recorded history, cancer in all its forms was an implacable foe. Doctors, patients, and researchers won incremental victories, but for millennia, the word "cancer" was too dreadful to speak aloud.
Well-heeled foodies would do well to join Patina's decadent celebration of black truffle season. For news junkies keeping