Category: UC Berkeley

CRISPRcon: diverse voices debate the future of genome editing

It’s not every day that a scientific conference hosts a panel discussion including a futurist, a director of a non-governmental organization, a pastor, an environmentalist, and a pig farmer—but CRISPRcon wasn’t your typical science conference. In place of presentations about the latest scientific papers and a wall of posters, CRISPRcon provided a platform for a broader
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Development Engineering: A Critical Overview

Development engineering is an emerging field that brings together communities, businesses, students, faculty, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and governments, as well as for- and non-profit organizations, with the intention of working collaboratively to solve global challenges. It is, by design, a multidisciplinary field that bridges engineering and social sciences such as economics, public health, and gender
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An Edible Education

When was the last time you thought about your lettuce—I mean, really thought about it? Where did you buy it? How was it packaged and transported? Where was it grown? Who harvested it? How many other heads of lettuce just like it weren’t lucky enough to end up in your kitchen, and where did they
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