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  • “It sounds very science fiction, but it’s not that far off... In the very near future, we will see human reproduction go through some very major changes because of the technologies that are being developed today.”

    According to Professor Hank Greely, '74, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, in the next 50 years, the majority of children will be conceived in petri dishes and scanned for genetic defects before being implanted into their mothers — creating a whole generation of designer babies.

    Read more about Professor Greely’s take on the future of human reproduction: "Designer babies are comig soon."

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  • “People want to connect with each other. They want permission to mess up and do it together and be witnessed. And they want to sometimes be brilliant and have it be okay if they’re not.”

    Dan Klein, ‘90, teaches and practices improvisation, and according to him, it’s not all about getting laughs. In this Stanford Daily interview, he shares lessons learned from a life lived in the moment.

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  • Sushi lovers beware: according to Steve Palumbi, professor in marine sciences and director of Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, your weekly rainbow roll may be a little more colorful than you bargained for.

    In this Slate piece, “Are You Eating What You Think You’re Eating?”, Professor Palumbi shares how he used molecular forensics to expose the “seedy side of seafood.”

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  • Remember when Nobel Prize-winning poet W.B. Yeats lectured on “Heroic Literature” to a Stanford audience of 800? Neither do we. But thanks to the interactive Stanford Arts Timeline, you can revisit Yeats’ 1904 lecture, Louis Armstrong’s 1951 campus performance and countless other highlights from a century-plus of arts on the Farm.

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  • “I change my name each time I place an order at Starbucks.”

    “I have old hands.”

    “Unlike many mathematicians, I live in an irrational world; I feel that my life is defined by a certain amount of irrationalities that bloom too frequently, such as my brief foray in front of 400 people without my pants.”

    Interest piqued? Read more opening lines from Stanford admissions essays in this enduring 2008 STANFORD piece, “Let Me Introduce Myself.”

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