Author: Margaret Mentink-Kane

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Life on Ice: A History of New Uses for Cold Blood

After the atomic bombing at the end of World War II, anxieties about survival in the nuclear age led scientists to begin stockpiling and freezing hundreds of thousands of blood samples from indigenous communities around the world. These samples were believed to embody potentially invaluable biological information about genetic ancestry,...

Bill and Melinda’s Annual Letter

Ten years ago, our trustee, Warren Buffett, donated the bulk of his fortune to the foundation’s efforts to reduce inequity. His dramatic commitment has allowed the Gates Foundation to expand our work into agricultural development, financial services for the poor, and other global development programs, as well as continue programs...