For China’s Single Moms, a Street to Recognition Paved With False Begins

For China’s Single Mothers, a Road to Recognition Paved With False Starts

For a few wonderful weeks, Zou Xiaoqi, a single mother in Shanghai, felt accepted by her government. After giving birth in 2017, Ms. Zou, a financial clerk, went to court to question Shanghai’s policy of granting maternity benefits only to married women. She had little success and lost one lawsuit and two appeals. Then, earlier … Read more

For China’s Single Moms, a Highway to Recognition Paved With False Begins

For China’s Single Mothers, a Road to Recognition Paved With False Starts

For a few wonderful weeks, Zou Xiaoqi, a single mother in Shanghai, felt accepted by her government. After giving birth in 2017, Ms. Zou, a financial clerk, went to court to question Shanghai’s policy of granting maternity benefits only to married women. She had little success and lost one lawsuit and two appeals. Then, earlier … Read more

Thomas Brock, Whose Discovery Paved the Manner for PCR Assessments, Dies at 94

PCR technology, which requires cycles of extreme heating and cooling, can multiply small segments of DNA millions or even billions of times in a short period of time. It has proven crucial in many ways, including identifying DNA at a crime scene and, more recently, determining if someone has the coronavirus. “PCR is fundamental to … Read more