Development of first synthetic self-developing embryo

The study of embryonic development as a consequence of complex organisms arising from a single cell is one of the most fascinating fields of biology. As late as the 18th century, there was fierce debate over wh...

Progress in the fight against acute myeloid leukemia

Despite the fact that acute myeloid leukemia (AML) accounts for less than 1.5% of all cancer cases in the United States, deaths due to complications associated with AML account for a disproportionately high num...

Professor Lowery’s Lesson on Life

“Students - they want to have this defined path, that they know, ‘this is what I’m doing, and this is how I’m going to get there’, and they feel like they are a failure if they are uncertain, or if their path m...

The Contemporary Genomic Gold Rush of CRISPR-Cas9

At the forefront of biological advances in the 21st century is the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system, which employs “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats” present in DNA sequences and the C...

Antimicrobial Resistance

In September of 2016, the UN General Assembly declared that the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) presented a fundamental threat towards human health, development, and security. In response to this declar...

Breakthrough with CRISPR CAR T cells

A recent gene editing therapy, having seen great success in infants, has provided scientists with a breakthrough in cancer research. British doctors claim that the infants were cured via “designer cells,1” citi...

Humans, Climate, and the Emergence of Zoonotic Disease

The balance between humans and pathogens is undergoing a rapid, dramatic shift, and researchers believe that anthropogenic environmental influences are playing a major role. The relationship between humans and ...