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12/19/2018

Lessons on Human Genome Editing: a Conversation with David Baltimore

Lori Dajose
An international summit to discuss human genome editing took place from November 27–29, 2018, amid a surprising report that the first-ever genetically modified babies had been born.
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12/14/2018

Neuroscience Initiative Turns Two

Lori Dajose
An update on the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, two years after the Chens announced their historic gift to Caltech
A rendering of the Chen Neuroscience Research Building.
12/04/2018

Learning from Mistakes

Lori Dajose
Caltech scientists identify single neurons in the human brain that catch our mistakes and correct future behavior.
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11/29/2018

Cracking Open a Cold One with the Flies

Elise Cutts
The same behavior that drives fruit flies to interrupt your picnic helps scientists understand how animals use sensory inputs to make decisions.
Trajectory of a fruit fly as it finds food
11/27/2018

Helping the Blind to Navigate

Lori Dajose
Caltech neuroscientists combine augmented reality devices and computer vision algorithms to assist the blind in navigating unfamiliar environments.
photo of a person wearing augmented reality glasses
11/08/2018

Picking Fights with Fruit Flies

Lori Dajose
Male fruit flies display aggression in a manner similar to humans. Now, Caltech scientists have shown how the flies' threatening behavior is encoded in their brains.
A fruit fly raising its wings in a threat display.
10/24/2018

Gut Bacteria Influence Movement in Flies

Lori Dajose
A new study shows how a bacterial product in the Drosophila gut is necessary for proper motor function.
photo of two fruit flies facing each other
10/08/2018

Time-Traveling Illusion Tricks the Brain

Lori Dajose
Caltech researchers show how sound can retroactively induce an optical illusion.
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10/04/2018

Doris Tsao Named MacArthur Fellow

Lori Dajose
The MacArthur Fellowship is awarded to individuals of "outstanding talent."
Doris Tsao
10/02/2018

Gradinaru Receives NIH Director's Award

Lori Dajose
The NIH Director's Pioneer Award, given to "exceptionally creative scientists," is part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.
Viviana Gradinaru