For those of you with and interest in genetics and genetic engineering, you know that the CRISPR-Cas9 system has rocked the world of modern gene editing (in a great way). For those of you without a special interest in genetics or who haven’t talked about DNA since middle school science class, this is an incredibly simple… Read More The CRISP(ie)R Side of Science
Sloss Music and Arts Festival 2015… Read More SlossFest 2015
GS3, Vince Laufer’s experience at the NCBI Hackathon this month.… Read More NCBI Hackathon
One student’s experience at the National MD/PhD conference July 17-20 in Keystone, CO.… Read More Keystone National MD/PhD Conference
My 90 year-old grandmother told me last week that if this whole physician-scientist thing doesn’t work out, I could still go into the movie business. Before you get disappointed after scouring the student profile pages for a Brad Pitt impersonator, I’m not very good looking. Sorry. My grandfather was a stage actor and comedian and I… Read More Medicine Meets Performing Arts in UAB’s Annual “The Best Medicine Show”
Annual meetings for large scientific societies are a bit like 3-ring circuses. There is a lot going on at any given moment, and despite even the best planning, it is almost impossible to take it all in. With its acclaimed 20,000 attendees, the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is one of… Read More Traveling for Science: Jason LeGrand writes on attending the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology
“The idea that depression is the result of a chemical imbalance is nonsense.” This is probably not the message you’d expect to come from National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) director Dr. Tom Insel, but this is exactly what he told me along with 11 other MD/PhD students gathered for the NIMH MD/PhD Student Conference… Read More Psychiatry: The Field of the Future, Today!