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Knockout Genes in Humans Provide Insight on Gene Function and Drug Development

Knockout Genes in Humans Provide Insight on Gene Function and Drug Development

By Ben Ladabaum ’20 One of the main tools scientists have used to study gene function in humans is to deactivate a particular gene in lab animals such as mice… Read more »

Marching For Science

Marching For Science

By David Hong ’19 “What do Trump and atoms have in common? They make up everything”, said one of the hostile signs in the March for Science, addressing President Trump’s… Read more »

A Discovery in Longevity: Potential Elixir of Life?

A Discovery in Longevity: Potential Elixir of Life?

By David Hong ’19 In our daily lives, exposure to the sun or similar small doses of radiation causes DNA damage in our cells, but our bodies have a very… Read more »

2015-2016 Sees Worst Incidence of Coral Reef Bleaching

2015-2016 Sees Worst Incidence of Coral Reef Bleaching

By Ben Ladabaum ’20 Coral reefs are home to one of the most diverse and beautiful ecosystems on our planet, but rising water temperatures pose a threat to their survival…. Read more »

Oldest Evidence of Life?

Oldest Evidence of Life?

By Ben Ladabaum ’20 On March 1, 2017, a team of scientists in Canada, led by Dr. Dominic Papineau, claimed to have found evidence of the oldest life on Earth…. Read more »

DNA: The Future of Data Storage?

DNA: The Future of Data Storage?

By David Hong ’19 After 12 years of work, in 2012, a bioengineer and geneticist succeeded in storing a 5.24-megabyte text file into Deoxyribonucleic Acid, also known as DNA. Recently,… Read more »

The “Supermoon”

The “Supermoon”

By Tiffany Ng ’20 On November 14th, the moon was a bit bigger and brighter than usual. This kind of moon is called the “Supermoon” and can go up to… Read more »

Science Under Trump

Science Under Trump

By Jeffrey Ho ’20 Many were shocked and astonished — some celebrated — when Trump was elected President. People were scared about immigration policy, about his sexist, racist, homophobic and… Read more »

Shape-Shifting Proteins Assist in Long-Term Memory

Shape-Shifting Proteins Assist in Long-Term Memory

By Jeffrey Ho ’20 Prions are proteins that can “shape shift” and conglomerate under certain conditions. While there are a variety of harmful prions, such as the one that causes… Read more »

Global Steps Towards Ocean Preservation

Global Steps Towards Ocean Preservation

By Kristine Lister ’18 2016 has been a record year for ocean preservation. On October 28, 2016 twenty-four countries and the EU agreed with the Commission for the Conservation of… Read more »

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