There’s a new paper out in Nature. I’m writing about it now — in the evening, mere days after my wedding — because it’s a breakthrough in CRISPR-based, genetic recorders. Woe unto me; I cannot control the ceaseless gears of scientific publishing. Here’s the gist. Cells are
Having a baby can be a wonderful, scary, overwhelming, exciting, joyous, and anxious time. Every emotion can come our way (often multiple times a day). Unfortunately, for some, the overriding emotion we feel is depression. Perinatal depression can be really tough to cope
This newsletter is bloated. I want the top section — the news piece — to stand on its own. From here on, Index newsletters will be only paper links. I’ll send long-form news pieces, essays, or industry highlights each week, too, starting next week. I just got married so
Sometimes everything in our life is going well… except our mental health. It can stir up all sorts of emotions and thoughts. We might not understand it. Perhaps we feel guilty, hopeless, frustrated, and deeply ashamed. But there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Poor mental
Cells are bombarded with signals, shifting environments, cagey neighbors. And through all of this noise, through all of this drama, they must make the right decision, or die. Synthetic biologists want to engineer similar sorts of decision-making systems to build ‘smarter’
By Amanda Wisinger, APAGS Convention Committee A return to in-person conferences is likely bringing about a mix of emotions for students – both positive and negative. Many of us have spent the better part of two years attending classes and seminars behind computer screens.