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Week of September 23

Synthetic BiologyWe live in a wondrous time. We can 3D print almost anything, including human tissues. Biotechnology is revolutionizing the energy industry and personalized medicine delivers individual treatments for heart disease and other major illnesses. And now… we can create life!

Actually, we’re on version 3.0. Scientists have made a living bacterium using DNA created in a test tube. The focus of this study was to determine the minimal essential genes required for life in a microbial organism. The process is called synthetic biology... More »

A Top 10 List Waiting to Save Lives
Week of September 16

A Top Ten List Waiting to Save LivesWe may be in the 21st century, but infectious diseases remain the number one killer of children and a major cause of death for adults. That’s fifteen percent of deaths across the globe! Most are in developing countries, but many are in middle income countries, and all of them are just a plane ride away.

The most effective tool against infectious diseases are vaccines, but too few have been developed. So the leading science magazine, Science, asked which vaccines should we produce first? The result is a top ten list... More »

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