Category: Crazy Awesome Science

Scientists wield gene editing with CRISPR in the fight against HIV

The global epidemic of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has been a leading public health concern for almost four decades. Left untreated, HIV eventually infects and destroys T cells—a cornerstone of the human immune system—leading to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the inability of the body to fight off routine infections. Presently there is no

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction (Book Review)

As an organic chemist, my day is filled with making predictions—or rather, that’s how I see it. Every reaction that I run has an implicit prediction: I predict that mixing such-and-such reagents together will produce the desired compound. And in trying to run as many successful reactions—make as successful predictions—as possible, I marshal and apply