Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay is the former managing editor of ASBMB Today.
Articles by Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay
A medical geneticist whose whole-exome sequencing of a 17-year-old girl and her parents revealed a mutation responsible for a rare genetic disease creates a team of strangers to move research on the mutation forward.
We take a close look at the goals of the National Institutes of Health's Human Placenta Project, what we do and don't know about this mysterious organ, and how efforts to study the placenta could lead to a better understanding of miscarriage.
Francis Collins doesn’t need an introduction to the biomedical research community. Before he became the 16th director to take the helm of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health in 2009, Collins served as directo…
How did a Chinese immigrant who once studied neurotransmitters in fruit flies wind up on stage telling jokes at the expense of the second-highest ranking U.S. official? According to comedian Joe Wong, delivering jokes and getting data have more in c…
Thalidomide is a molecule with a split personality. Notorious as the drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with grotesque deformities in the 1950s, it now has become the frontline defense for some cancer and immune-compromised patients.
Biomedical illustrator Jennifer Fairman uses illustrations and schematics to convey the complexity of molecular biology and medical topics.
As caregivers grapple with the grim changes in their loved ones, researchers race to stall this neurodegenerative disorder. For this cover story, ASBMB Today science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay talked to caregivers and scientists.
In the early 1900s, dietary fat was viewed simply as a source of calories, interchangeable with carbohydrates. But in 1929 and 1930, a husband-and-wife team published two papers in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that turned the notion on its he…
Cheating athletes manipulate various aspects of molecular biology and medicine to improve their performance. ASBMB Today science writer Raj Mukhopadhyay covers the increasingly sophisticated techniques of sports doping and detection.
Billy Hudson embraced the opportunities afforded him to direct his path toward success. He knew the path the rural children were headed down. Read about Hudson’s initiative to bring STEM education to rural school children.
Whether you think synthetic biology is simply a more sophisticated form of genetic engineering might be beside the point. Synthetic biology is moving beyond proof-of-principle methodology and is looking toward providing benefits in the clinic.