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The Next Trillion-Dollar Industry Could Be Built on Genetic Code

Dawn Nakagawa | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Dawn Nakagawa

Alec Ross served as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's senior advisor for innovation. During that role, he earned unique insight into the changing nature of technology. In his new book, "The Industries of the Future," Ross not only lays out the key industries that will shape the 21st century, but also provides the geopolitical, cultural and generational contexts out of which they are emerging. Berggruen Institute's Dawn Nakagawa sat down with Ross to discuss the book.

Floating Lab Sheds Light On 'Aliens Of The Sea'

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.28.2014 | Science

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creatur...

The Newest Frontier In Genetic Revolution

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby's blood to...

UConn's Role in Shaping the Future of Medicine

Susan Herbst | Posted 05.23.2012 | College
Susan Herbst

"Personalized medicine" is opening the door to a whole new world of medical care -- one that would offer a tailor-made approach to treating and preventing health problems in individual patients.

DNA as Poetry: Multiple Messages in a Single Sequence

James A. Shapiro | Posted 03.25.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

At a time when we pride ourselves for being able to read DNA sequences with increasing speed, it is salutary to keep in mind that we are still far from knowing how to interpret the complex overlapping meanings contained in the genomic texts we store in our databases.