A team of Stanford and San Francisco State University (SFSU) researchers recently proved that a type of frog found in the Bay Area carries a fungal pathogen that has caused the decline or extinction of around 200 other amphibian species.
Stanford’s 42nd annual Powwow will take place this weekend in Eucalyptus Grove. The event, which celebrates Native American culture through traditional native dance, arts and vendors, is expected to see 10,000 visitors per day, solidifying its reputation as the largest student-run powwow in the United States.
Accessible genetic screenings for anyone considering having children could soon be a reality, if Counsyl—a genetic testing company founded by a team of Stanford alumni—achieves its aim.
The University has moved forward with plans to renovate the historic Old Chemistry (Old Chem) Building and construct a new Bass Biology Building, with both projects expected to be completed by the 2016-17 academic year.
With the creation of genetic transistors, a team of Stanford bioengineers has produced the final component needed for the construction of a “biological computer” that could be inserted into living cells.
Jonathan Fisk ’16 friended over 1,000 members of the Official Stanford Class of 2016 Facebook page in anticipation of the new school year. He considered the platform a community-building tool.