Tag Archives: life sciences

  1. Guest Post: What’s Coming Next in Genome Sequencing

    By Emma Chory, Chemical Engineering Ph.D candidate at Stanford University School of Medicine:  Due to the massively lowered cost of genome sequencing, sequencing start-ups have become some of the hottest and most anticipated ventures. For the first time in 2014, Y-Cominbator announced that it would be accepting 6 bio-based start-ups into its summer accelerator program….

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  2. Guest Post: Putting the Puzzle Together Without the Box – The Challenges of Genome Assembly

    By Emma Chory, Chemical Engineering Ph.D candidate at Stanford University School of Medicine:   In 1990, the Human Genome Project was born when a group of scientists began the ambitious project of determining the sequence of bases— A’s, T’s, C’s, and G’s— that when pieced together make up the string of human DNA. Thirteen years…

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  3. Guest Post: Cancer Immunotherapy – Defense Against Enemies Foreign and Domestic

    By Emma Chory, Chemical Engineering Ph.D candidate at Stanford University School of Medicine The human immune system is a highly adaptive and intelligent machine that learns to defend itself against foreign agents capable of remembering their attackers while it predominantly avoids targeting the body’s healthy bacteria, tissues, and organs. Many cancers have grown and prospered…

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