The $345,250 Hamburger

On August 5, 2013, a media event in London featured the first ever hamburger made from in vitro, “lab grown,” meat (IVM).  For decades, the idea of IVM has been thrown around, but recently the concept has gaine...

Using Light to Fight Pain

The field of optogenetics involves using light to control cells in living tissue such as neurons. Lately, scientists within this field have been working to modify the DNA of neurons so that they either send sig...