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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…

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry praises SLAC researchers, talks energy obstacles

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry made his final stop on his tour of national laboratories in the Bay Area at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on Mar. 28, when he delivered a motivational speech to its employees. Perry praised their cutting-edge scientific research and expressed support for finding economically feasible solutions to energy challenges.

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Civil and environmental engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson has voluntarily withdrawn a $10 million libel lawsuit against an academic critic and the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) official journal for publishing a report disputing his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.

Researchers design energy-saving method to wake up electronics

It’s not the usual Valentine’s day treat, but today’s audience at the International Solid State Circuits Conference will hear two Stanford researchers present a breakthrough finding that paints a rosy picture of the future of the Internet of Things, a catch-all phrase referring to any network of smart devices. Their work centers around using ultrasonic signals to wake up electronic devices.