When an issue could affect us all, we all should have the tools to understand that issue. I’m Katie, a grad student in the sciences. Inspired by a seminar class that required us to debate current science topics, this blog was started to share easily accessible, cited information that gives a well-rounded understanding of issues such as genetic engineering, nuclear energy, and personalized medicine, as well as the background science needed to understand the topics. I hope to present each topic with both scientific and ethical analysis that will give the reader an understanding of the topic, and hopefully foster the thought process within the reader and discussion with others. For the debate topics, look on Up For Debate. For background science and basics that can help with understanding the science behind the issues, look at the Basics and Background page.