Mock organs the size of a thumb drive are poised to revolutionize drug development and discovery. Dr. Dan Tagle at the NIH, the latest guest on Brilliant Science, specializes in divining new ways to innovate organs-on-chips, and he’s even sending them to space. Read more about this growing technology and its fascinating applications.
How well do you understand your microbiota? Dr. Allyson Byrd of Genentech, the fourth guest on Brilliant Science, is a bioinformatician focusing on parsing all the data our microbiomes have to offer. Read about the value of analyzing microbiota and how Dr. Byrd hopes to leverage the results.
Single-cell techniques offer exciting, new ways to understand personalized medicine and research. Developing these techniques at Bio-Rad is Dr. Kelly Kaihara, the third guest on Brilliant Science. Read about what makes single-cell analysis different and Kaihara’s perspective on its potential moving forward.
Our immune systems could soon hold the key to rewriting disease and disorder treatments. Studying the inner workings of the immune system’s primary weapon, the macrophage, with the help of CRISPR is Dr. Adam Hoppe at SDSU. Read more about his exciting work and what he hopes to accomplish next.
On the scientific horizon are possibilities of curing genetic disorders and altering disease management — all because of CRISPR. Investigating exciting approaches to reversing the effects of muscular dystrophy with the help of CRISPR is Dr. Chengzu Long at NYU. Read more about his life, his work, and where he sees CRISPR going next.