Report: Stem Cell Research - Science and Policy

Stem Cell Research: Science and Policy Peter A. Kessler 9th Grade, the Lovett School, Atlanta, GA   Abstract Stem cell research represents one of the most polarized biomedical controversies of our time. There are many types of stem cells, but the one with the most potential is the embryonic stem (ES) cell. Such cells are derived from human embryos, and are undifferentiated, unlike other specialized cells in the human body. ES are pluripotent, as they […]

Technology Inspired by Nature: A New Method to Preserve and Protect the Earth

Technology Inspired by Nature: A New Method to Preserve and Protect the Earth by Jueun Yi Orange County School of the Arts   There it was: a used glass pane from a window, 110 pieces of solar cells, and solders. My mission this summer was to build a 43.25” by 73.75” solar panel for Mr. Danielson. The basic instruction appeared simple enough since my two main tasks for this project was to solder and to […]

Letter on “Twenty-first Century Genetics: Power and Responsibility” by Jasmine Chiu

The article “Twenty-first Century Genetics: Power and Responsibility”, written by Jingwen Zhang in 2013, discussed the uses and complications of recent genetic discoveries. She argued that scientists have to educate the general public about the drawbacks of genetic and genome research, in order to make these researches reach their full potential. Interestingly, I have also written an essay on the benefits of scientific developments like genetic testing, and argued that genetic research is helping us […]