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You may have heard of CRISPR-Cas9. It’s in the science news a lot, and more recently popping up in the medical news. But what is it exactly? CRISPR-Cas9 is an acronym attached to an acronym. It...
The mission? Find and destroy a threatening blood clot.
In the 1960's film The Fantastic Voyage (or its homage episode in the PBS KIDS classic The Magic School Bus!) a miniaturized crew pilots a ship inside the body of an incapacitated scientist. The...
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games were a chance to celebrate the world’s greatest athletes, who strive to constantly push the boundaries of what the human body is capable. As a biomedical engineer, I can...


Jan 25, 2017
I grew up in a rural town in the middle of Missouri, where the most interesting thing to do at... Read More
Jan 13, 2017
As a young man, theoretical physicist Neil Turok volunteered to teach at a primary school in the... Read More
By: Jamie McFarlin + 3 others.
Dec 22, 2016
After a divisive election, many of us are expecting a big helping of awkward family conversation... Read More


By: Alane Lim
Mar 2, 2017
As a kid, my friends and I used to pretend we were dragons. On chilly days, we would blow clouds with our... Read More
By: Han Teng Wong
Feb 14, 2017
I recently got into a debate with a colleague about whether or not I am a biologist. According to this... Read More
By: Alane Lim
Feb 7, 2017
For many of us, magic is a mystery. Even though we know a coin can’t possibly vanish into thin air, we’re... Read More
By: Abha Gosavi
Feb 1, 2017
It’s a typical, pleasant winter morning in Evanston. The ground is covered with a blanket of wispy snow. The... Read More