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John Inazu says there’s an increasing amount of political rhetoric surrounding proposed changes in civil rights law with regards to religious liberty. There’s also uncertainty in how those laws will play out. Which is why finding consensus on expanding non-discrimination laws to protect LGBT persons, for instance, is so difficult.

Mary-Dell Chilton pioneered the field of genetic engineering in agriculture.

She has spent most of her decades-long career working for Syngenta, where she founded the agribusiness company's research on genetically modified seeds.

But Chilton started out in academia. And it was here in St. Louis, at Washington University, that she led the team that created the first genetically-modified plants in the early 1980s.

New research from Washington University suggests that schizophrenia is actually a group of eight distinct disorders, each with a different genetic basis.

The findings could eventually open the door to earlier diagnosis and treatment of this debilitating mental disorder, which affects more than 3 million people in the United States.