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The Biology of Aging

Laura Deming, Kristen Fortney, Vijay Pande, and Hanne Winarsky

The Machine that Made the Vaccine

Stephane Bancel, Jorge Conde, and Hanne Winarsky

Degrading Drugs for Problematic Proteins

Carolyn Bertozzi and Lauren Richardson

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Discovery, Translation, and the State of Bio Today

Patrick Hsu, Jorge Conde, and Alexander Marson

Engineering an Epigenome Editor

Vijay Pande, Jonathan Weissman, and Lauren Richardson

Evolving Embodied Intelligence

Vijay Pande, Li Fei-Fei, Surya Ganguli, and Lauren Richardson

Building Digital Health's Github

Jonathan Bush, and Julie Yoo

The Genetic Testing (R)Evolution

Vineeta Agarwala, Peter Donnelly, and Lauren Richardson

The Problem with Urgent Care

Justin Larkin, Vineeta Agarwala, and Lauren Richardson

Viral Genomes from A to Z

Lauren Richardson, and Judy Savitskaya

World’s largest supercomputer v. biology’s toughest problems

Vijay Pande, Lauren Richardson, and Greg Bowman

The Trials of Clinical Trials

Vineeta Agarwala, James Zou, and Lauren Richardson

The New Science of Cell Shape

Vijay Pande, Maddison Masaeli, and Lauren Richardson

Journal Club: Sleeping Under the Star-Shaped Cells

Lauren Richardson, and Kira Poskanzer

The Power of Patient-Centric Healthcare

Freda Lewis-Hall, Jay Rughani, and Julie Yoo

Journal Club: Hunting the Eagle Killer

Lauren Richardson, and Susan B Wilde

Journal Club: Sourcing the Secrets of Climate Adaptation

Thomas Juenger, and Lauren Richardson

Evolution: Animals, Aliens, and Ourselves

Arik Kershenbaum, and Lauren Richardson

Journal Club: Bioengineering Birth... Again!

Anthony Atala, and Lauren Richardson

Solving Medical Mysteries in the World of Rare Disease

Euan Ashley, and Hanne Winarsky

Journal Club: Taming the Taste for Blood

Lauren Richardson, and Leslie Vosshall

The Theory of a Thousand Brains

Vijay Pande, Jeff Hawkins, and Hanne Winarsky

Journal Club: Restoring a Reflex

Lauren Richardson, and Aaron Phillips

Sea Turtle Medicine

Max Polyak, and Hanne Winarsky

Journal Club: Assembling an Egg

Justin Larkin, Vineeta Agarwala, Lauren Richardson, and Judy Savitskaya

The Art and Science of Biology's Future

Vijay Pande, and Jennifer Doudna

Journal Club: Engineering Living Materials

Tom Ellis, Lauren Richardson, and Judy Savitskaya

Value Versus Volume (in Healthcare)

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Things That Make You Go Hmmmm in Healthcare

Vijay Pande, Vineeta Agarwala, Marc Andreessen, Jorge Conde, Nikhil Krishnan, and Julie Yoo

Journal Club: My Tick Teacher

Seemay Chou, and Lauren Richardson

May I Have Your Insurance Card Again, Please?

Bill Frist, Malinka Walaliyadde, Hanne Winarsky, and Julie Yoo

Journal Club: Suppressing Superbugs

Andrew F Read, and Lauren Richardson

From Junk DNA to an RNA Revolution

Rick Young, Hanne Winarsky, and Jorge Conde

Journal Club: Slaying the Sleeper Cells of Aging

Andy Tran, Lauren Richardson, and Jorge Conde

The Fundamental Principles of Reality

Frank Wilczek, Lauren Richardson, and Hanne Winarsky

Journal Club: A Safer Psychedelic

David Olson, and Lauren Richardson

The Genetics of Risk

Vineeta Agarwala, Peter Donnelly, and Lauren Richardson

Journal Club: Synthetic Germs, Our Newest Weapon for Fighting Cancer

Lauren Richardson, and Willem Mulder

The Biology of Brain Organoids (or, Don't Call it a Brain in a Dish!)

Vijay Pande, Sergiu Pasca, and Hanne Winarsky

Journal Club: Why do only some people get severe COVID-19?

Lauren Richardson, and Helen Su

So You Wanna Build a Software Company in Healthcare?

Hanne Winarsky, Jorge Conde, and Julie Yoo

The Machine That Made the Vaccine

Hanne Winarsky, Jorge Conde, and Stephane Bancel

The Cost Disease in Healthcare

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Journal Club: How to Win an Evolutionary Arms Race

Lauren Richardson, and Harmit Malik

The Google Maps Moment in (Modeling) Biology

Hanne Winarsky, Judy Savitskaya, and Markus Covert

Journal Club: Bioengineering Birth

Anthony Atala, and Lauren Richardson

The Story of Schizophrenia

Robert Kolker, Stefan McDonough, and Hanne Winarsky

Food as Medicine

Andrea Feinberg, Joshua Hix, and Julie Yoo

Journal Club: Decoding Developmental Disorders

Vineeta Agarwala, and Lauren Richardson

Health—at What Price?

Marty Makary, and Julie Yoo

Journal Club: Defeating Type 1 Diabetes

Lauren Richardson, and Ronald Evans

We, the Patients

Freda Lewis-Hall, Jay Rughani, and Julie Yoo

Journal Club: Architecting an Aggressive Cancer

Lauren Richardson, and Elaine Fuchs

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