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Very long couple of days

Yesterday and today have been draining.

Yesterday, I had three classes each 70 minutes long: banana slug genomics, applied electronics for bioengineers, and a guest lecture for another class on protein structure.  1,090 more words

Circuits Course

Image of the Week: Sequencing Ebola genomes

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Our image – or in this case video – of the week is a time-lapse video of Professor Ian Goodfellow installing viral genome sequencer machines in Sierra Leone. 348 more words

Infectious Disease

Update on NCI Genomics Workshop

Earlier this week, the NCI’s Office of Advocacy Relations hosted a webinar to debrief the community on a childhood cancer genomics workshop held back in February. 332 more words


New and unidentified medical conditions

I recently read an article titled “One of a Kind” by Seth Mnookin in the New York Times, for my MBB class. While reading I realized that after years of scientific advancements and knowing so much about our bodies, there still are many unsolved mysteries, things science currently has no explanations for. 127 more words

Technical Writing

MDC researchers greatly increase precision of new genome editing tool

(Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch 25 March 2015) CRISPR-Cas9 is a powerful new tool for editing the genome. For researchers around the world, the CRISPR-Cas9 technique is an exciting innovation because it is faster and cheaper than previous methods. 46 more words

Clinical Pathology

First patients diagnosed through genome sequencing, the milestones announced today

Patients in the NHS are now receiving personalised care based on their DNA code. Two families have been diagnosed with rare conditions as part of a project at Newcastle Hospitals and University that used an analysis of their genomes – the complete set of people’s genes – to properly understand the health issues they are experiencing. 81 more words