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We Don’t Know: How Heart Valve Disease Starts
4 years ago

We Don’t Know: How Heart Valve Disease Starts

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer

One of the big problems in my field is that the early stages of heart valve disease are a mystery. Even people who have regular …
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We Don’t Know: Is There Life Beyond Earth?
4 years ago

We Don’t Know: Is There Life Beyond Earth?

Is there life anywhere else other than Earth, either now or in the past? When I was a graduate student some 20–30 years ago, that was really just a …
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We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms
4 years ago

We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms

Synthetic biology is really an engineering discipline, but what we can’t do right now is engineer large organisms. What if we could create a snake to go into rubble …
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