How To Implant Truly False Memory

On July 26, 2013, the 341st volume of the world renowned journal Science delivered news that seemingly took the neuroscience field by storm. From page 387 to 391, Steve Ramirez and colleagues reported that they have created “a false memory in the hippocampus” ((Ramirez, S., Liu, X., Lin, P.-A., Pignatelli, M., & Tonegawa, S. (2013). Creating a False Memory in the Hippocampus. Science.)) Every major news outlet followed suit. “Scientists Trace Memories of Things That Never Happened” […]

Twenty-first century genetics: power and responsibility

Of the relatively recent, notable advancements in the fields of medicine and biotechnology, many are connected to the study of genetics and genomics. Following Watson and Crick’s discovery of the DNA double helix, research on DNA and its implications in genetics and life escalated through the 1980s and 1990s to the epic, groundbreaking work of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Today, ten years later, genetic information plays a significant part in public health and […]