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Scientists Urge Caution in Using New “Cut and Splice” Technology to Treat Genetic Disease

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News A group of 18 scientists and ethicists are warning that a revolutionary new tool to cut and splice DNA should be used cautiously when attempting to fix human genetic [...]
The Black Student Union led a blockade of a UC Berkeley campus cafe on Dec. 4 in solidarity with the nationwide Black Lives Matters movement.

Black Students Face “State of Emergency” at UC Berkeley

Black students at UC Berkeley, saying they are facing isolation, alienation and oppression, are demanding the university’s administrators implement major changes to address the hostile campus climate at the nation’s most prestigious public university.
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Parents of Mexico’s 43 Disappeared Students Will Speak in Berkeley Thursday and Friday

Special to The Post   A group of parents of 43 disappeared students and surviving students from the teachers’ school, “Raúl Isidro Burgos” of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, will be in Berkeley this week. &nb
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Demystifying UC Berkeley for Minorities, Veterans, Disabled, Women, LGBTQ and Formerly Incarcerated

By Troy Williams   African Americans represent approximately 20 percent of the men and women in the Army and Marines, and 17 percent of the Air Force and Navy, according to the Military Times. However, [...]
The one-day Youth Education Conference drew about 50 students and 30 parents and volunteers.

Youth Conference Promotes Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship

A financial education, entrepreneurship and college preparatory conference for students and Money Management Workshops for parents was held Saturday, March 7 at UC Berkeley, hosted by Life Courses Inc. The 2015 one-day Youth Education Conference [...]
Team member Eric Wong (left) accepts certificates recognizing the team's efforts from iGEM, the City of San Francisco and the California State Assembly.

High Schoolers Help Grow ‘Genetically Engineered Machines’

By Kathleen Masterson   Taking molecular parts from living organisms to engineer biological systems sounds a bit like science fiction, but with the help of University of California San Francisco researchers, high school students are [...]
Ph.D. candidate Ianna Owen and Professor Na’ilah Suad Nasir. NewsCenter photo by Cathy Cockrell.

Reflections on #BlackLivesMatter, from Ferguson to UC Berkeley

By Cathy Cockrell, UC Berkeley News As #BlackLivesMatter protests erupted and spread across the country late last year — everywhere from Ferguson, Missouri, to Sproul Plaza — African American scholars at Berkeley asked themselves how [...]