news analysis: Genetically Modified People Are Walking Among Us

It felt as if humanity had crossed an important line: In China, a scientist named He Jiankui announced on Monday that twins had been born in November with a gene that he had edited when they were embryos. But in some ways this news is not new at all. A few genetically modified people already…

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Albino Pageant Carries a Serious Message

One contestant, Elizabeth James of Tanzania, said she had been forced to change schools as a child when people, staring and pointing, started trailing her home. Another, Okwii Simon Peter, a 26-year-old Ugandan lawyer, said he was taking part to demonstrate that living with albinism does not make him different. Valencia Bosibori, 25, a customer…

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Mini-Vows: Their Romance Began on a Rooftop

Daina Ann Agee and Michael Vincent Mastrandrea were married Dec. 1. The Rev. Ronald L. Gothberg, a Lutheran minister, officiated at the couple’s house in Nashville. Ms. Agee, 33, is a teacher for English-language learners at Glencliff High School in Nashville. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College, received a master’s degree in education from Framingham…

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No Catch-22 Here: To Impress, Try Not To

Bethany Watkins Lowery and Joseph Francis Zielinski were married Dec. 1 at Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. The Rev. Linda McCrae, a Disciples of Christ minister, performed the ceremony, with the Rev. Robert Crawford, also a Disciples of Christ minister, taking part. The bride, 34, is the director of development for Church Extension Financial and…

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And the Beat Goes On

NEWARK — “Clear the floor,” said Nile Ahmid, a D.J. at the Branch Brook Roller Skating Center in New Jersey. It was around midnight on a recent Sunday, and he had been spinning house and hip-hop tracks for the past three hours. “The next skate is for trains only,” he added. The lights came on,…

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The Look: What It Means to Dress in Lagos

the look In Nigeria’s largest city, boundary-breaking style pushes up against tradition and social conservatism. Photographs by Jan Hoek and Stephen Tayo Text by Ayodeji Rotinwa Produced by Eve Lyons Dec. 1, 2018 Image Sal Gbajabiamila at home in Lagos, Nigeria.CreditJan Hoek and Stephen Tayo for The New York Times LAGOS, Nigeria — Charly Boy…

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Wellness “For the Culture”

Where do you find fresh ingredients in a food desert? How does living in a neighborhood whose only restaurant chains are Dominos, KFC and Popeye’s affect one’s holistic health? These are questions the mainstream wellness industry, oriented around wealth and luxury, often neglects to ask. But Annya Santana has built a business on them. “Wellness…

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