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Community Biology Lab Opens In La Jolla Library

Sept. 1
By David Wagner
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Patrons of a local public library can check out more than books — a new community lab now lets them check out DNA too.

Scripps DNA Study Will Examine Climate Change's Effects On Fish

Aug. 26
By City News Service
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Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said Wednesday they have completed a two-year sampling of DNA from fish that spawn near the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, creating a baseline that can be used for future studies.

UC San Diego, Scripps Institution Lead Way On Adapting To Warming Planet

Aug. 25
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A new research nexus in La Jolla aims to anticipate the problems and offer solutions to the inevitable effects of climate change.

UC San Diego Program Readies Grad Students For Jobs Outside Academia

Aug. 26
By Claire Trageser
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Instead of only considering jobs in academia, as generations have done in the past, Ph.D. students are branching out to for profit companies. A new program at UC San Diego aims to help them land these jobs and fit in with corporate culture.

New San Diego Research Center Plans Deeper Dive On Climate Change

Aug. 24
By David Wagner
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The Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation aims to address how humans will live with rising sea levels, climbing temperatures and other effects of greenhouse gas emissions.

San Diego Company Reports Building Proteins Not Found In Nature

Aug. 19
By David Wagner
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Synthorx claims success at using synthetic DNA to create proteins assembled with unnatural building blocks.

San Diego Gene-Sequencing Giant Illumina Launches Consumer-Focused Company

Aug. 18
By David Wagner
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Helix aims to help consumers better understand their DNA by bringing together a range of gene-analysis services from third-party partners.

San Diego County Launches Spanish-Language Emergency App, Website

Aug. 17
By Jean Guerrero
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Officials unveiled Spanish versions of an app and website with information on ongoing emergencies such as fires, floods and earthquakes. They also feature guides on preparing for and recovering from disasters.

San Diego Scientist Helps Capture Picture Of A 'Young Jupiter'

Aug. 13
By David Wagner
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Scientists have a new way of finding planets outside our own solar system, and their first discovery is a big, hot ball of gas that looks a lot like a young Jupiter.

Qualcomm Plays Up Graphics In Upcoming Smartphone Chip

Aug. 12
By David Wagner
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Qualcomm unveiled the first details about its upcoming smartphone chip Wednesday. Analysts say the company's focus on improving graphics could lure back lost customers.

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