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12/19/2018

Lessons on Human Genome Editing: a Conversation with David Baltimore

Lori 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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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
09/21/2018

Custom Circuits for Living Cells

Lori Dajose
Caltech researchers have developed a "toolkit" of proteins that can be assembled, like Legos, in various ways to one day treat diseases.
Artist's conceptual illustration of biological
06/18/2018

Electrical Wire Properties of DNA Linked to Cancer

Whitney Clavin
New research from the Barton lab finds a connection between a cancer mutation and electron-mediated DNA repair.
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06/15/2018

Laser-sonic Scanner Aims to Replace Mammograms for Finding Breast Cancer

Emily Velasco
Lihong Wang, Caltech's Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, has developed a laser-sonic scanning system that can identify breast tumors quickly and safely.
A false-color image of blood vessels within human-breast tissue.
03/16/2018

Taking MRI Technology Down to Micrometer Scales

Mikhail Shapiro and his team are inventing new methods to help doctors better interpret the splotchy shapes of MRI images.
An MRI scan of the head.
01/03/2018

Scientists Design Bacteria to Reflect "Sonar" Signals for Ultrasound Imaging

Whitney Clavin
Engineered bacteria can be imaged by ultrasound.
Artwork of cellular sonar
10/26/2017

Laser-Imaging Technology Brought into Focus

Emily Velasco
Lihong Wang and his team in the Caltech Optical Imaging Laboratory have improved their photoacoustic microscopy technology, which creates 3-D images of the internal structures of living things.
Jiamiao Yang, a postdoctoral scholar in the Caltech Optical Imaging Laboratory, adjusts a photoacoustic microscope.
07/25/2017

Fighting Viruses with Viruses

Lori Dajose
Genetically engineered viruses help the immune system target specific pathogens in unexpected ways.
HIV (yellow) infecting a human cell
05/22/2017

Taking a Closer Look at Genetic Switches in Cancer

Whitney Clavin
Caltech biochemists have uncovered details of a protein that controls blood cell production in an aggressive form of leukemia.
Diagram of DPF2 in cell
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