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Stanford researchers track cancer growth with genome editing, DNA barcoding

A novel technique developed by Stanford scientists combines genome editing and DNA barcoding to more accurately and efficiently track the effects of cancer-related genetic interactions in the lungs of mice, according to a Stanford News press release. The study, conducted by Stanford geneticist Monte Winslow, was published in the April issue of the scientific journal…

Stanford professor retracts $10 million libel suit against scientific critic, academic journal

Civil and environmental engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson has voluntarily withdrawn a $10 million libel lawsuit against an academic critic and the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) official journal for publishing a report disputing his research on renewable energy sources in the United States. Jacobson, who also directs Stanford’s atmosphere and energy program, initially sued the journal for libel in Nov. 2017.

Classy classes: Introductory neuroscience course is ‘insane in the brain’

When Katherine Gjertsen ’21 and her classmates dissected a sheep brain during section for PSYCH 50: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, she said she was delighted.

“It was insane in the brain,” Gjertsen said.

Sheep brain dissection is one among many interesting activities planned for students in PSYCH 50, a course that aims to provide an in-depth exploration of cognitive function in the brain, including perception, hearing, memory, learning, consciousness, attention and decision making.

Provost, General Counsel offer personal contributions to anti-sexual assault organization after Stanford denies Fliegelman victim’s request for donation

Seo-Young Chu M.A. ’01, a survivor of sexual abuse by deceased English professor Jay Fliegelman Ph.D ’77 during her time as a graduate student, returned to campus to meet with General Counsel Debra Zumwalt to request that the University contribute $1 million to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Stanford denied Chu’s request. However, both Zumwalt and Provost Persis Drell have since offered to make personal donations to RAINN. Chu requested that they donate in honor of “every victim and every survivor.”

Full Moon on the Quad organizers stress affirmative consent, discourage sick students from attending

Full Moon on the Quad (FMOTQ), one of Stanford’s longest-standing yearly traditions, is set to take place Wednesday night, the first iteration of the event in the era of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. The University-sanctioned event, where students gather in Main Quad for an “orgy of interclass kissing,” also coincides with one of the…