The CRISPR Hack: Better, Faster, Stronger

Science fictions and fantasies are quickly becoming facts with CRISPR, a gene-editing technology that is opening up new horizons for the human species. Some dream of turning horses into unicorns, while others would like to normalize humans — eliminating rare gene mutations from our populations. Biologists are considering hacking the genomes of unwanted insects such […]

Nicolas Langlitz on Hallucinogen Revival and the Second Order Observer

Anthropology Now Podcast Series

This episode of Anthropology Now’s podcast series considers anthropological orientations toward the public and brain research with Nicolas Langlitz, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research. Professor Langlitz has dual degrees in Medical Anthropology and History of Medicine. The interview, conducted by NSSR Anthropology PhD candidate Erick Howard, focuses on Langlitz’s […]

Emily Martin Discusses “Anthropology Now”

Anthropology Now Podcast Series

The first episode of a new series that explores the relevance of anthropology to public life, this podcast features a conversation with Emily Martin, Professor of Anthropology at New York University and a key force behind the journal “Anthropology Now.” Christine Mladic Janney, a PhD student in Anthropology at NYU, asks Martin about her vision […]