biology

Dr. Wayne Grody awarded as 2018 Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science

UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics would like to congratulate its very own faculty member, Dr. Wayne Grody for being awarded this year as a 2018 fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS).  Dr. Grody is a Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Pediatrics; and Human Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine, and at the UCLA…

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VIDEO: DIY Biology Lecture with Dr. Josiah Zayner

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the Biotechnology and Society Freshman Cluster course hosted Dr. Josiah Zayner as part of its DIY Biology Lecture series (co-hosted by the Institute for Society and Genetics and the UCLA Cluster Program). Dr. Zayner shared his insights on biohacking, human genome editing, and public participation in science with UCLA students, faculty and the community at…

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Under Poaching Pressure, Elephants Are Evolving To Lose Their Tusks

Written by Dina Fine Maron for National Geographic. [Excerpt] “Their goal is to uncover more information about how these animals move, eat, and what their genomes look like. Long hopes to detail how elephants without the benefit of tusks as tools may alter their behavior to get access to nutrients. Rob Pringle, at Princeton University, plans to look at dung…

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‘It’s Not Science’: Experts Push Back Against Trump Health Department’s Sex Verification Plan

Written by Mary Emily O’Hara for intomore.com [Excerpt]: “In plain English, the federal government is proposing reclassifying transgender people’s legal sex back to the sex assigned at birth. And if that sex at birth was listed wrong or left unclear, the government wants to put people through genetic testing to ensure a sort of “gender purity,” as it were. The…

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