When science runs in the family


Claes Dohlman established the basis for current clinical practice in corneal science. His son Henrik Dohlman, at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, says his father is also a paragon of hard work and kindness.

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Generations: academic genealogy


F. Peter Guengerich of Vanderbilt University sketches out his scientific lineage.

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Generations: Nature or nurture?


In her contribution to our ongoing "Generations" essay series, Mariana Figuera–Losada, a postdoc at the Johns Hopkins University, writes about the influence of science upon several generations in her family.

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The truth goes only so far


Scientists need to do more to increase scientific literacy in their communities,  Leonardo Valdivieso–Torres argues.

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Temptation


Najla Arshad began writing this experimental poem a decade ago. See how it turned out.

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Changing the next generation


In his contribution to our "Generations" series, American University undergraduate Erik Maradiaga reflects on the impact of his high-school science teacher

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A small STEP toward peace


“Science knows no borders,” Allen Taylor at Tufts University says with earnest simplicity. A professor of ophthalmology, Taylor is founder of the Scientific Training Encouraging Peace Graduate Training Program, which facilitates advanced scientific training in Israel and adjacent Palestinian territories.

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A majestic model


Julián Gómez-Cambronero was inspired by his daughter's fifth-grade homework assignment to build a huge model of the solar system in a park in his hometown in Spain.

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‘There is a lot of work to do’


Christopher W. Williams, a postdoc at the National Institutes of Health, writes about why he does science outreach. He says: "I do not accept that a child, especially one who looks like me, may never have the opportunity to become a scientist and contribute to groundbreaking research, discovery and innovation."

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From diapers to dissertation


Jen McGlaughon writes about making the decision to have a baby while in graduate school.

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Taking stock


Preston Hensley urges students to consider getting off the beaten track, as he did in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Regeneration of a transgenic mouse model


ASBMB Today intern Maggie Kuo writes about how Nicole Ward at Case Western Reserve University came upon her psoriasis mouse.

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Generating the NIH 3T3 cell line, the oncogene hypothesis and horses


ASBMB Today science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay writes about George Todaro to launch our "Generations" series.

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Making of a man


Andrew D. Hollenbach's contribution this month is part of our new "Generations" series.

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