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Alfred Henry Sturtevant (1891–1970)

By: Kevin Gleason | Published: May 20, 2017

Alfred Henry Sturtevant studied heredity in fruit flies in the US throughout the twentieth century. From 1910 to 1928, Sturtevant worked in Thomas…

DrosophilaHeredityInheritance of acquired charactersColumbia University--Graduate studentsMutation

Zhang Lizhu (1921- )

By: Lijing Jiang | Published: Aug 16, 2011

Zhang Lizhu is a Chinese gynecologist and researcher. For most of her career, she worked in the Peking Medical College Third Hospital, renamed in…


George McDonald Church (1954- )

By: Risa Aria Schnebly, Christopher Rojas | Published: Aug 12, 2015

George McDonald Church studied DNA from living and from extinct species in the US during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Church helped to…

DNA SequenceNucleotide sequenceGenesGenomesGenetics

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Visualize Fetal Abnormalities

By: Dasia Garcia | Published: Jun 21, 2017

Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique to create a three-dimensional image of a fetus. Doctors often use MRIs to image a fetuses…

TechnologyMagnetic resonance imagingNuclear Magnetic ResonanceFetusDiagnostic ultrasonic imaging

NovaSure Endometrial Ablation

By: Emily Santora | Published: Sep 20, 2019

NovaSure is a device for endometrial ablation, which is a procedure that removes the endometrium, that the US Food and Drug Administration, or FDA,…

TechnologyReproductionMenstruationWomen's health servicesmedical technology

Thesis: From Fertilization to Birth: Representing Development in High School Biology Textbooks

By: Karen Linette Wellner | Published: Feb 14, 2021

Biology textbooks are everybody's business. In accepting the view that texts are created with specific social goals in mind, I examined 127 twentieth…

TextbooksBook IllustrationsPictorial WorkPublications


By: Katherine Brind'Amour | Published: Jun 04, 2008

Amniocentesis is a test used for prenatal diagnosis of inherited diseases, Rh incompatibility, neural tube defects, and lung maturity. Normally…


"CRISPR /Cas9-mediated Gene Editing in Human Tripronuclear Zygotes" (2015), by Junjiu Huang et al.

By: Meilin Zhu | Published: Nov 08, 2017

In 2015, Junjiu Huang and his colleagues reported their attempt to enable CRISPR/cas 9-mediated gene editing in nonviable human zygotes for the first…

LiteratureDoudna, Jennifer A.Charpentier, Emmanuelle, 1968-Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic RepeatsCRISPR-Cas Systems

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

By: Nathalie Antonios | Published: Mar 24, 2011

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) involves testing for specific genetic conditions prior to the implantation of an embryo in the uterine wall.…

TechnologyPreimplantation DiagnosisReproductionFertilizationgenetic testing

Charles Robert Cantor (1942- )

By: Alexis Abboud | Published: Jun 11, 2015

Charles Robert Cantor helped sequence the human genome, and he developed methods to non-invasively determine the genes in human fetuses. Cantor…

Human Genome ProjectDNAfetal developmentFetusEmbryos

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