0000-0002-8715-28960000-0003-0319-5416 I was recently involved in a collaboration between the Zhang and Collins labs at MIT to use the RNA-targeting CRISPR protein Cas13a/C2c2 to detect either DNA or RNA from pathogens. By combining the use of Cas13a/C2c2
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Not all societies have a written language, but that doesn’t stop discoveries. Even without reading and writing, indigenous peoples have acquired knowledge about the natural world. In addition, many non-literate communities engage in scientific activities,
My phone buzzed in distress the evening of Nov. 10. UC Santa Cruz had just sent a text alert warning me and other students that someone had seen a mountain lion on campus. Stay indoors,
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Citizen science is skyrocketing in popularity. Not just among participants (of which there are millions), but also in its visibility in academic journals. A new article in PLOS ONE by Ria Follett and Vladimir Strezov
Senator Chris Coons (Delaware) has made it unambiguously clear that federal agencies should embrace crowdsourcing and citizen science. Senator Coons introduced the Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act, the first proposed bill to clarify that all military branches, commissions, and executive … Continue reading
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Years ago, when my daughter got an iPod, her iTunes account became un-affectionately known to the rest of the family as the “iTunes you out” app. Many parents have joined scholars in expressing concerns about how mobile computing and internet … Continue reading
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For several decades, citizen science has advanced research agendas while propelling informal science education outside the classroom. Citizen science has also been a means of civic engagement and flexing the muscles of citizenship. In recent years there has been interest … Continue reading
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Thank you, Lassie for saving my life! And thank you Rover, Spot, Fido, Benji, and Snoopy. We can all shout this refrain, not just those pulled from a burning building or comforted by slobbery kisses. Dogs may have saved the … Continue reading
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