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Dare to Disagree

Good disagreement is central to progress.

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

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Obligate Chimerism

Obligate Chimerism

Usually, an organism’s cells all carry the same genes. In yellow crazy ants, some cells carry only maternal and others only paternal genetic material. Chimerism can happen by accident in nature but these ants rely on chimerism to exist.

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