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No Total Eclipse For San Diegans, But Plenty To See

No Total Eclipse For San Diegans, But Plenty To See

Aug. 17
By Michael Lipkin

Scientists and amateur stargazers across the country are gearing up for Monday's Great American Eclipse, when the entire continental United States will see the moon cover at least part of the sun.

Study Finds Public Pushing Back On Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Study Finds Public Pushing Back On Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Aug. 15
By David Wagner

A new study led by a UC San Diego researcher finds that some Americans are strongly opposed to releasing genetically modified insects in the wild — even though scientists say the approach could fight the spread of diseases like Zika and malaria.

San Diego Fleet Science Center To Hold Eclipse Viewing Event

San Diego Fleet Science Center To Hold Eclipse Viewing Event

Aug. 14
By City News Service

Officials at the Fleet Science Center announced Monday they will hold a free event to view the upcoming solar eclipse.

New Science Program Brings City Heights Students To Cabrillo Nation...

New Science Program Brings City Heights Students To Cabrillo National Monument

Aug. 11
By Susan Murphy

More than 500 middle school students from one of San Diego’s most underserved communities are about to embark on a science experiment like no other.

San Diego Scientists Tweak Gene Editing Tool To Target RNA

San Diego Scientists Tweak Gene Editing Tool To Target RNA

Aug. 10
By David Wagner

Scientists experimenting on plants, animals and even human embryos have used the powerful gene editing tool CRISPR to alter DNA. But a team of UC San Diego scientists have repurposed the technique to target RNA, the molecule crucial for translating the genetic information stored in DNA.

Google CEO Slams Memo On Gender As Employee Reportedly Fired

Google CEO Slams Memo On Gender As Employee Reportedly Fired

Aug. 8
By Associated Press

A memo written by a male engineer at Google about gender differences sparked a quick rebuttal from Google after it circulated widely online.

New Study Traces Airborne Dust Back To Shrinking Salton Sea

New Study Traces Airborne Dust Back To Shrinking Salton Sea

Aug. 7
By David Wagner

A new UC Riverside study provides some answers to the question of whether the shrinking Salton Sea is worsening air quality and hurting the health of nearby residents.

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

Aug. 7
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers are working to save a critically endangered rhino species that is teetering close to extinction. Scientists are using southern white rhinos as surrogates in a last-ditch effort to save northern whites.

Salk Scientists Contribute To First Gene Editing Of Human Embryos I...

Salk Scientists Contribute To First Gene Editing Of Human Embryos In US

Aug. 2
By David Wagner

Salk scientists were involved in a new study that raises the possibility of curing certain genetic diseases in future generations. But the prospect of editing a child's DNA before they are born remains very controversial.

Salk, UC San Diego Scientists Reveal First Look At 3-D Structure Of...

Salk, UC San Diego Scientists Reveal First Look At 3-D Structure Of DNA

July 28
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Salk and UC San Diego researchers have revealed for the first time the 3-D structure of DNA in living human cells. The discovery is expected to impact scientists ability to design drugs for hard to treat diseases.

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