Will Mendelson

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Keith Tyo applies synthetic biology, genetically reprogramming cells, to combat global health crises such as malaria.

Malaria strikes nearly 500 million people and causes a million deaths every year, according to the World Health Organization.

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After striking an iceberg 375 miles south of Newfoundland, it took less than three hours for the legendary Titanic to sink 100 years ago this Sunday.

On April 15, 1912, Titanic plummeted to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, taking hundreds of passengers along with it. Approximately 1,500 passengers and crew died that night, many of them floating frozen on the dark waters.

Some 710 people survived in lifeboats before the RMS Carpathia rescued them hours later.