Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Handling a Disaster: Gene-Edited Babies

By Lisa Yu Published February 21, 2019

Reports on the gene-edited babies who were born in November of 2018 were overwhelmingly disapproving of the illegal procedure. What exactly is so controversial, and how can we prevent similar cases in the future?


Living in the Past: Dementia Villages

By Lisa Yu Published November 18, 2018

In a time where the number of people suffering from dementia is increasing and the search for a cure is ongoing, funding care facilities dedicated to recreating the past for dementia patients may be the solution.


Want to Eat Healthier? - Politicians are Trying to Help

By Lisa Yu Published June 18, 2018

Over the past few years, calorie labeling on menus in many restaurants has become the standard after the federal government passed a new food labeling law that became effective on December 1, 2015. While it seems like this is a great idea, does this regulation really having the positive effect we're hoping for?