Issue 8: LGBTI
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community is overcoming centuries of oppression to make themselves known as a vital part of our modern society. This month, we take a look at science through a LGBTI lens: same-sex attracted animals, rainbows, body politics, and queer representation in speculative fiction — and more!
Cover illustration by Livali Wyle.
With Ursula K. Le Guin challenging the gender binary as early as the 1960s, speculative fiction has been pushing society’s boundaries in a way no other genre has been free to do so.
Do you always learn from your experiences? Google has designed AI that learned to play the Chinese board game Go by making mistakes — and it beat the world champion earlier this month.
The CYPs are the cool genes on the block in pharmacogenomics testing, but in the background you’ll find a quiet but high achiever — the UGT1A1 gene.