Genomes as Nature's Data Loggers | Fundamental Concepts with Anne Yoder

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Genomes as Nature's Data Loggers | Fundamental Concepts with Anne Yoder

Anne Yoder is GCB's newest faculty member. She is featured on Duke University's Fundamental Concepts discussing how evidenced-based conservation biology is one of our best approaches to mitigate the current biodiversity crisis on Earth.

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Research Roundup: December 2020

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Claire Engstrom, a Student Researcher Working to Treat Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy by Optimizing CRISPR-cas9

Meet Claire Engstrom, a Senior from Pasadena California. Claire is a Biology major who works in the Gersbach Lab at Duke.
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