Stem Cells: Miracle Cure or Hoax? A Review of Present Application and Potential Uses of Stem Cells

2020-04-03T13:07:11-07:00 April 3rd, 2020|Biology, Genetics, Science and Society|

By Vita Quintanilla, Genetics 23’ Author’s Note: My purpose in writing this piece is to educate the current safe applications of stem cell as misuse and damage due to the same is so prevalent in the US and abroad. While not detracting from the great advances being made in the field currently this piece is to take stock of the reality of this treatment.

Gene editing invasive species out of New Zealand

2020-03-31T18:12:08-07:00 March 6th, 2020|Book Review, Environment, Genetics|

By Jessie Lau, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ‘20 Author's Note: Since the advent of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats-CRISPR Associated Protein 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) discovery and biotechnological breakthroughs thereafter, this revolutionary application has been primarily focused on human health, particularly fostering solutions to numerous debilitating ailments. However, the general public has offered little attention towards the use of this engineering feat in a broader ecological system [...]

You might have to use more than a microscope, there’s more to genetics than what meets the eye: An interview with Dr. Gerald Quon

2020-04-02T13:24:52-07:00 February 22nd, 2020|Biology, Campus News and Reports, Genetics|

By Tannavee Kumar, Genetics & Genomics 20’ Author’s Note: As an undergraduate studying genetics and genomics and computer science, I wanted to interview a former professor to find out the steps he took in order to do computational research in the biological sciences. I was interested in finding out more about the growing field of computational biology and wanted to help shed light on a field to students that may be similarly interested.