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Creating and Working at the World Renown San Francisco Exploratorium

Have you ever visited a science or discovery museum and thought “how do they make this happen?” or “how amazing it must be to create an exhibit!” Dr. Kristina Yu, the Director of the Living Systems Department at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, answered both of these questions during a recent visit with the scientists at the Buck Institute.

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SAGE Blog Contest Winners!

SAGE is excited to announce this years blog winners, all of these exciting new blogs will be posted in the next few months. Congratulations to all of our Buck Institute writers who submitted an entry.

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Ethical Implications of Human Genetic Engineering

Genome editing technologies have come a long way and have already advanced towards mammalian models and clinical trials in humans. Recently, genetic modification of human embryos using CRISPR/Cas9 technology was achieved by the Huang laboratory in China in April 2015. This introduces new ethical questions regarding human treatment that have previously only been dealt with in science fiction.

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New Publication: Muscle-specific 4E-BP1 signaling activation improves metabolic parameters during aging and obesity

Dr. Brian Kennedy’s lab at the Buck Institute recently came out with a publication in the Journal of Clinical Investigation titled, “Muscle-specific 4E-BP1 signaling activation improves metabolic parameters during aging and obesity”. This study elegantly shows how blocking mTOR activity specifically in the skeletal muscles of mice can protect against age and obesity-induced decline in metabolic function.

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