“Synthetics” – Berkeley Scientific’s Spring 2014 Issue

BSJ Synthetics

Berkeley Scientific publishes undergraduate research, features articles, and interviews with UC Berkeley professors spanning many areas of science. In the Spring 2014 issue of Berkeley Scientific Journal, we explore how recent technological and biomedical developments have advanced our understanding of …

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Genome editing just got a lot easier

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If you’ve recently taken a glimpse at the front page of any major science news outlet, it is likely you are no stranger to an emerging genome editing technology known as CRISPR/Cas9. …

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Science of Stress – Berkeley Scientific Journal’s Fall 2013 Issue

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Twice each year, Berkeley Scientific publishes undergraduate research, interviews with distinguished Cal faculty, and feature articles spanning diverse scientific disciplines.

If you are a student and are in the midst of studying for …

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RNA-Based Therapies Meet the 21st Century

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We have all taken aspirin for minor aches, known someone who takes simvastatin to control elevated cholesterol, or are related to someone with hypertension who is prescribed ACE inhibitors for treatment. Most …

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Stunning Critters, Silent Killers

Science students (like me) and research scientists are often attracted to the aesthetic beauty of the physical and natural sciences at both the microscopic and the macroscopic level. Oscar Wilde quite vividly noted, “Life imitates art far more than art …

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