XXY Trailblazer Steps Up To The Podium

UCF students who worked on the petition gather in support of Juleigh Mayfield (seated by the window) after her hearing Jan. 15 at the Osceola County Courthouse. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)

University of Central Florida associate lecturer Irene Pons  and her legal studies class are striving to help a Central Florida woman revise her birth certificate. Why does Juleigh Mayfield need legal intervention in order to complete such an ordinary task? Because her story isn’t so typical. Neither Male or Female Although Mayfield lived four decades of … Continue reading XXY Trailblazer Steps Up To The Podium

How science has shifted our sense of identity

Across the arc of the past 150 years, we can see both science and scientism shaping human identity in many ways. Developmental psychology zeroed in on the intellect, leading to the transformation of IQ (intelligence quotient) from an educational tool into a weapon of social control. Immunology redefined the ‘self’ in terms of ‘non-self’. Information … Continue reading How science has shifted our sense of identity

A Tribute to Patricia Jacobs.

THE WILLIAM ALLAN MEMORIAL AWARDPresented to Patricia A. Jacobs, D.Sc., at the annual meetingof the American Society of Human GeneticsDallas, October 28-31, 1981.Introduction byJOHN L. HAMERTON The presentation of the William Allan Memorial Award is a special occasion each year for this Society. The award has been presented to distinguished human geneticists both from North … Continue reading A Tribute to Patricia Jacobs.

Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover named after DNA pioneer

In 1952, Rosalind Franklin was at King's College London investigating the atomic arrangement of DNA, using her skills as an X-ray crystallographer to create images for analysis. One of her team's pictures, known as Photo 51, provided the essential insights for Crick and Watson to build the first three-dimensional model of the two-stranded macromolecule. It … Continue reading Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover named after DNA pioneer