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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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The Hubble telescope celebrated its 21st anniversary on Easter Sunday with an image of a galactic rose.
Part of compromise to pass US budget results in reduction in science funding, read more in the most comprehensive description in Nature. Exactly how these budgetary changes will work their way down remains to be seen.
It turns out that solar power may not be the environmental answer we had hoped for, as detailed in this recent article in Miller and McCune.
Apparently whales have songs that are picked up by pods in other places, effectively …
As per MCB tradition, a group of second year students organized a welcome bbq for the incoming first years early in September at Gas Works park. Students from all class years, program directors and adminstrative staff met and mingled with the new students, enjoying some outside time and some summertime barbeque food.