The initiative would fund classroom equipment, teacher training, and the development of interactive curriculum. The ultimate goal of the program is to help close the skill gap between Americans entering the workforce and their foreign competitors.
As the beverage of choice for the sleep- deprived and energy deficient, coffee has found its way into the hands of people around the world. A Harvard study has shown that 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink an average of 3.1 nine-ounce cups of coffee a day.
For many modern day biologists, there will soon be another skill to add to the growing list of expectations: computer programming. With improving DNA sequencing technologies (as elaborated on in an earlier article), we’re on the cusp of a new age where, on a consistent basis, we’ll be working with massive amounts of genomic DNA…
BY ANOKHI SAKLECHA | SQ STAFF WRITER | SQ ONLINE (2015-16) As the second leading cause of death in the United States, cancer justifiably seems like an undefeatable menace. However, researchers at San Diego’s Illumina, the world’s leading DNA sequencing company, may have brought us one notch closer to conquering the disease. The first…
At first, I was underwhelmed; it just looked like eight horizontal lines on different sections of the screen. But when the operator told me to focus on one line and move my eyes left and right, the line dramatically shifted up and down. Then my focus shifted to another line that oscillated every time I blinked, and finally, when I ground my teeth, I saw every line on the screen scatter into clouds of multicolored dots all blending together.
BY MADISON RAE | SQ ONLINE WRITER | SQ ONLINE (2015-16) When it comes to combatting climate change, UC San Diego is a heavy-hitter. As of 2015, our Environmental and Earth Sciences departments are 1st in the US and 4th worldwide according to science journal Nature’s for our “total contribution to studies published in major science journals.” But…
In the future, with reduced costs and increased speed and accuracy of TGS, we could see selective genetic diagnostics in clinical settings replaced with whole genome sequencing, with the latter becoming the backbone of future medicine.
This is the greenhouse effect: our atmosphere’s collection of gases (including CO2) traps some sunlight and thus warms the planet. This process is necessary for life to exist on Earth, but due to of the amount of fossil fuels being burned over the past few hundred years, more and more CO2 has been added to the atmosphere, and the atmosphere is retaining more heat than usual.
Half of our suite is already sick, the other half awaiting the inevitable. Twenty minutes later, we have cleansed every surface in the suite, down to the door knobs and fridge handles. There are hand sanitizer bottles every five feet, a large tub of Lysol on the table.