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Rapid, Low-Cost, Paper-Based Test For Zika

Terrence McNally | Posted 06.22.2016 | Science
Terrence McNally

In early May, a rapid, low-cost, freeze-dried, paper-based, strain-specific diagnostic system for detection of the Zika virus was introduced by an international consortium of researchers led by synthetic biologist James Collins of Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. It could soon be used in the field to screen blood, urine or saliva samples.

We're Doing Things with DNA Nature Never Tried

Terrence McNally | Posted 03.15.2016 | Science
Terrence McNally

Listen Now I thought I knew what DNA was. I knew it carried genetic information. I'd seen the picture of the double-helix at least a hundred times....

Most Absurd Yet Insightful Statements Made at Web Summit, World's Largest Startup Conference

Shane M. Kite | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Shane M. Kite

The hype at Web Summit was as thick as the fog that delayed flights into Dublin Airport last month at the Earth's largest gathering of startups. "Ko...

Let's Get to the Bottom of #Edtech Hysteria

Shaun Johnson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

There's an underlying "disruptive" strain to #edtech that is, from my perspective, disconcerting. It seems that certain proponents of #edtech are pushing technology in order to completely "teacher-proof" the classroom.