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Posts From Andrea Ouyang

A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Genetics courses at universities across the country would do well to add Jennifer Doudna’s and Samuel H. Sternberg’s A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution to their syllabi. This account of the rise of

Lo and Behold: Reveries of a Connected World

Lo and Behold: Reveries of a Connected World

What does it mean to live in a world whose technological capabilities are nearly outstripping our comprehension? The new documentary Lo and Behold seeks to find out.

Perplexing Fossils and Peculiar Forms: Mapping the Tully Monster onto the Tree of Life

Perplexing Fossils and Peculiar Forms: Mapping the Tully Monster onto the Tree of Life

Researchers from Yale University and other institutions, headed by Dr. Victoria McCoy, have unearthed the origins of the Tully Monster, a Carboniferous creature with highly unusual morphology.

Deco Gecko: A Clean Touch to Art

Deco Gecko: A Clean Touch to Art

Materials inspired by gecko feet gather dust as Yale scientists and conservators team up to preserve fine art.

The Science of Art: How scientists unmask fakes and forgeries

The Science of Art: How scientists unmask fakes and forgeries

Because forgery is an art in and of itself, experts may not be able to conclusively prove that a piece is a fake based only on visual examination. Enter the scientist. Using modern-day techniques, including instrumental analysis and imaging, scientists and conservators can do their own detective work in the art world.

Your MRI Machine Knows Who You Are: Unique “brainprints” can identify individuals

Your MRI Machine Knows Who You Are: Unique “brainprints” can identify individuals

Researchers can now identify individuals using data from their fMRI scans alone. This discovery may eventually have implications for the diagnosis of disease.

Building Bridges: Child Development and the Science of Peace

Building Bridges: Child Development and the Science of Peace

Rarely do the findings of child development and peace building intersect. Yale researchers are leading a conversation about how interventions targeted to children can create a more peaceful world