Category: UC Berkeley

Answering the call: The planning and execution of a COVID-19 “pop-up” testing lab (Swabs and Spit, Part I)

Part I in our COVID-19 series, Swabs and Spit. We take an inside look into how Berkeley scientists have set the bar for COVID-19 testing as the campus community heads back to work.   As biologists, most of our days are spent toiling in a tucked-away lab prying at core questions important to biology, such as:
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2020’s wake up calls stir action in STEM

As scientists, we’re taught to believe in objectivity; in washing our hands of biases in pursuit of truth. As academics scrambling up an increasingly precarious career ladder, we’re taught to believe in meritocracy; that anyone who tries hard enough can succeed. But clinging to objectivity, meritocracy, and apoliticism often blinds scientists to the inequities they
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A Framework That Makes the Farm Work

Wisconsinite sheep did not have a good year in 2019. Farmers’ losses made the headlines — “ lost in Wood County,” “dozens of sheep slaughtered by wolves.” These deaths were most, if not all, of these farmers’ livestock. While the United States Department of Agriculture compensated these farmers for their losses because grey wolves
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