The announcement marks the conclusion of a two-month-long internal review into faculty members’ connections with the Chinese scientist who ignited global controversy.
While the CRISPR-Cas9 system has gained notoriety in synthetic biology for genetic engineering applications, CRISPR is originally found in nature.
What if someone handed you a tool and said that you could better the lives of people before their birth by changing their genes? Would you do it? CRISPR-Cas9 is one such tool. It’s an efficient and effective gene-editing technology that works by tagging a section of DNA with an RNA segment, and then using…
On Nov. 28, He Jianku — a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford from 2011-2012 — announced to hundreds of scientists, colleagues and journalists that he had created the world’s first genetically edited babies: twin girls with the pseudonyms Lulu and Nana whose DNA he claims to have altered to make them HIV-resistant.
While traditional medical research focuses on the prevention of disease, often through diet and exercise, the Stanford Research Prevention Center (SPRC) is taking a different approach to understanding well-being through their study WELL for Life, which advocates a holistic view of health.
At next Wednesday’s Palo Alto Unified School District Board meeting, two names will be recommended to replace the names of Jordan Middle School and Terman Middle School, respectively. Among the nine finalists, which include seven deceased individuals and two geographic landmarks, are William Hewlett ’39, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, and Ellen Fletcher, former Palo Alto city councilwoman.
It may seem unlikely that studying the mechanics of concrete would inform brain research. However, Ellen Kuhl, mechanical engineering professor and head researcher for the Living Matter Lab, started out studying the molecular interactions of concrete and is now applying this understanding to the field of neuroscience, where her research has led to groundbreaking discoveries about neurological disorders.
Your classmates’ genes may affect how well you do in school, a team of education researchers has found in a new study.