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  1. “Fully programmable DNA rearrangements” — advances in genetic engineering: “Bridge recombination can universally modify genetic material through sequence-specific insertion, excision, inversion, and more, enabling a word processor for the living genome beyond CRISPR.”
  2. “Democracy needs universities like the Kyiv School of Economics to thrive. But democracy also needs to survive. That’s why I’m donating the funds to Come Back Alive” — news coverage of the donation by Jason Stanley (Yale) of his entire salary as an honorary professor at the Ukrainian university (previously)
  3. There seems to be a conflict between what interpersonal ideals like solidarity ask of us and what individual ideals like virtue or autonomy ask of us — but distinguishing between different kinds of solidarity can help here, argues Samuel Dishaw (UNC Chapel Hill)
  4. A tale of two philosophical archives — Peter Salmon on their origins and significance
  5. Reflections on the point of philosophy job market advice — from Trevor Hedberg (Arizona), responding to an earlier post from Marcus Arvan (Tampa)
  6. “Let us debunk the ignorant claim that philosophy has not progressed as a discipline” — Brian Ball (Northeastern U. London) & Patrycja Kaszynska (U. of the Arts London) respond to an attack on philosophy departments
  7. “Maybe the famous philosopher’s inclusion in the game necessitates renaming it ‘Magic: The Symposium’” — Socrates is now part of the ‘Magic: The Gathering’ game

Mini-Heap posts usually appear when 7 or so new items accumulate in the Heap of Links, a collection of items from around the web that may be of interest to philosophers.

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