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12/19/2018

Researchers Make World's Smallest Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board with DNA

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Lulu Qian have developed new dynamic DNA origami technology
An artist's rendering of a game of tic-tac-toe played with DNA tiles
12/19/2018

Lessons on Human Genome Editing: a Conversation with David Baltimore

Lorinda Dajose
An international summit to discuss human genome editing took place from November 27–29, 2018, amid a surprising report that the first-ever genetically modified babies had been born.
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12/18/2018

Regulating the Rapidly Developing Fruit Fly

Lorinda Dajose
What once seemed like a hasty mistake in gene transcription turns out to be a useful program for a developing fly embryo.
A Drosophila embryo at the point of cellularization, when it changes from a single
12/14/2018

Neuroscience Initiative Turns Two

Lorinda Dajose
An update on the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, two years after the Chens announced their historic gift to Caltech
A rendering of the Chen Neuroscience Research Building.
12/04/2018

Learning from Mistakes

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech scientists identify single neurons in the human brain that catch our mistakes and correct future behavior.
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11/29/2018

Cracking Open a Cold One with the Flies

Elise Cutts
The same behavior that drives fruit flies to interrupt your picnic helps scientists understand how animals use sensory inputs to make decisions.
Trajectory of a fruit fly as it finds food
11/27/2018

Helping the Blind to Navigate

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech neuroscientists combine augmented reality devices and computer vision algorithms to assist the blind in navigating unfamiliar environments.
photo of a person wearing augmented reality glasses
11/16/2018

Choosing a Career as an Immune Cell

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech scientists have now identified the complex role a particular protein plays in helping stem cells develop into T-lymphocytes, powerful immune cells.
A heat map of gene expression
11/13/2018

Symposium Marks 10 Years of Caltech-City of Hope Partnership

Emily Velasco
Caltech and City of Hope's Biomedical Research Initiative has reached its 10th anniversary and has funded 53 projects.
A thematic graphic showing the concept of medical engineering
11/08/2018

Picking Fights with Fruit Flies

Lorinda Dajose
Male fruit flies display aggression in a manner similar to humans. Now, Caltech scientists have shown how the flies' threatening behavior is encoded in their brains.
A fruit fly raising its wings in a threat display.