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[9 Dec 2010 | 2,113 Comments | ]
Exploring Washington’s Olympic Peninsula

This is the first installment from our columnist, Nate Peters, who will be writing about outdoors activities in and around Seattle. Check back for information about local hikes or day trips in the Seattle area!
By Nate Peters

Having just visited the Olympic Peninsula after two years of living in Seattle, there are two thoughts in my mind: I can’t believe that I didn’t make the trip sooner and I can’t wait to return. I do love exploring the Cascades and they are much closer to Seattle, but …

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[9 Dec 2010 | 1,112 Comments | ]
MCB hosts student-organized symposium on biological plasticity

Biological systems are remarkably flexible. The information encoded by a single genome can be extracted differentially to give rise to an enormous diversity of functional and morphological outcomes. Layers of regulation outside of genetic sequence confer a functional plasticity that enables organisms to respond to environmental cues and thrive in diverse conditions. In this student-organized symposium, we invite the world’s leading experts to help us unravel the plastic nature of biology and to foster an open exchange of ideas regarding how we can leverage this property to solve important social, …

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[9 Dec 2010 | 3,597 Comments | ]
Science outreach in Seattle: Ideas to get you started

Considering science outreach? It’s a way opportunity to hone communication skills while sharing science and the excitement of discovery with others. Luckily, at UW and in Seattle, there are lots of ways we can get involved—but where to start?

Featured, Opinion »

[9 Dec 2010 | 1,089 Comments | ]
Ask a professor!

In every issue of the Transcript, we’ll invite a guest expert to answer questions submitted by MCB students. This quarter it’s Dr. Rich Gardner, assistant professor in the Pharmacology department at UW. Here he shares his advice for dealing with some of the tough situations we grad students face.

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[9 Dec 2010 | 2,207 Comments | ]
On prepping for the general exam

As I write this, my general exam looms ahead, a little over a month into my future. I’m really nervous.