“I need to go check on my babies,” is a common statement among scientists. Unsuspecting onlookers may not realize that the scientists are, in fact,… Read More »Ethicists Advocate Removing Forensic Tools from Biomedical Research
Lisa Learman, a Ph.D. candidate in cellular and molecular medicine, is among the winners of The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation 2020 essay contest. Read her award-winning essay about scientist Barbara McClintock, whose approach to science inspired Learman to “embrace complexity and diverse perspectives in science to arrive at a more complete truth.”
Ever wonder what science has to say about the Loch Ness monster? One JHU student uses her computational genomics skills to find some surprising results.
The fruits of modern molecular biology offer us a powerful tool that allows us to engineer the genetic code of virtually any organism. Early therapeutic applications could foreshadow an inflection point for the positioning of genome engineering in modern health care.
Basic biology tells us that in humans and other mammals, embryos with two X chromosomes develop as females, whereas embryos with one X and one… Read More »It’s Hard Work Being a Boy (and, It Turns Out, a Girl)
From the flower on your front porch to your cousin’s lower back tattoo, butterflies are one of the most immediately recognizable insects due to their… Read More »The Butterfly Effect: Wing Research Method Shows Promise
Australia is home to some of the deadliest creatures on the planet, including venomous snakes, poisonous spiders and hungry sharks. The Tasmanian devil may not… Read More »Tasmanian Devils Evolve to Combat Contagious Cancer