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[11 Jan 2012 | 1,806 Comments | ]
Making (and breaking) it big: UW iGEM students and mentors lead the way in synthetic biology

Think back on 2011. What did you do this year? Did you engineer E. coli to make diesel fuel? Or make an enzyme that breaks down gluten so well it’s hundreds of times more effective than what’s currently in clinical trials? Clone genes from deep-ocean magnetotactic bacteria and play with fluorescent magnet-sensing proteins in E. coli?

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[11 Jan 2012 | 1,485 Comments | ]
The Enchantments:  How I Completely Forgot That I Was in Grad School

By columnist Nate Peters
Awakening to the soft glow of the rising sun through the thin fabric walls of my tent, I take a deep breath of cold air and reluctantly wriggle out of my very warm, lofty down sleeping bag.  I am anxious to get my body moving so I throw on some clothes, lace up my boots, and unzip the door of my tent to get my first view of the outside world.  Thick mist hangs over the dark, still surface of the lake by which I made my …

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[9 Sep 2011 | 1,144 Comments | ]
Meet the 2011 incoming class!

Welcome to this year’s new MCBers!

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[9 Sep 2011 | 1,233 Comments | ]
Designing great presentations

We all have to give presentations during our grad school careers, from lab meeting to committee meetings, posters and talks for conferences, and hopefully someday job talks. The difference between a good presentation and a bad one could have a big impact on your career, or at least impress your PI.

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[9 Sep 2011 | 613 Comments | ]
Teaching the teachers

Five years’ worth of Biol 200 quarters has gotten Wiggins thinking about what makes a good teacher, especially what makes a good science teacher. And he’s got some ideas about how we can all be better science communicators.