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2016 was a Big Year for the Brain
January 3, 2017

National Public Radio has done a roundup of 2016's major discoveries about the brain. You'll see the School of Medicine's Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, featured up high. And for good reason. His work is really forcing science to rethink what it thought it knew about the brain. Click the link above…

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The Challenges of Gene Editing
January 3, 2017

The possibility of editing our genes to prevent disease is tremendously exciting, but this interesting article from National Public Radio highlights what a daunting task it is.  (The piece also includes the fun tidbit that mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells, are thought to have once been primitive bacteria that…