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Evidence for a Human Geomagnetic Sense

Robert Perkins
Geoscientists and neurobiologists team up to explore how humans respond to Earth's magnetic field.
Brainwave data

Caltech Announces the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Caltech has announced five recipients of this year's Distinguished Alumni Award.
photo of the Distinguished Alumni Award medal

Biology Graduate Student Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

Lorinda Dajose
Sofia Quinodoz is a recipient of the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award.
Sofia Quinodoz

Ask a Genius

Every year, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation award unrestricted fellowships, so-called Genius Grants, to individuals who show extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits. The 2018 class of fellows includes two Caltech alumnae, Doris Tsao (BS ’96) and Sarah Stewart (PhD ’02).
Doris Tsao 2

This is a Neuron on Nicotine

Lorinda Dajose
Newly developed sensors visually illustrate how nicotine affects cells from the inside out.
A glowing cell

Watson Lecture Preview: Plant Growth—How Stem Cells Make Stems

In a February 13 Watson Lecture, Elliot Meyerowitz will describe how leaves and flowers appear at angles of roughly 140 degrees, answering questions that long have intrigued mathematically inclined biologists and revealing surprising modes of communication between plant stem cells.

How the Body Fights Cancer and Intruders

Lorinda Dajose
Individualized cancer therapies are improved, thanks to two new methods for characterizing the immune system.
T cells surround a cancer cell

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

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.

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