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Illustration by Victo Ngai

Once Bitten

Hundreds of thousands of cases of dengue fever have been reported in Puerto Rico, and yet little attention has been paid to the problem. In 2009 and 2010, the eighty-eight recorded dengue cases in Key West were the serious inducement needed to find solutions.

Lisa M. Hamilton

Linux for Lettuce

Agricultural patents already cover everything from “low pungency” onions to “brilliant white” cauliflower, and seed companies are scrambling to claim what territory remains. How one group of plant breeders is fighting to keep seeds as part of the commons.