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Science for the 21st century: Understanding systems biology →

Senior Research Scientist Jared Roach discussed complex interactions within biological systems, how we can update the study of biology for the 21st century, how computational and mathematical analysis can help us understand biological systems, and more.

Technology Human Podcast

Posted on January 20, 2023

10 ways the world got better in 2022 →

In this year-in-review roundup, TIME included promising progress made by using CRISPR for treating cancer. ISB President Dr. Jim Heath contributed to this collaborative work. The findings were originally published in the journal Nature.


Posted on December 28, 2022

The new science of wellness →

In this special report, Scientific American explores how the emerging field of phenomics is merging modern science and technology with ancient and modern ways to keep people healthy to harness health-related data to stop disease before it starts.

Scientific American

Posted on December 7, 2022

COVID in the maternity ward →

ISB-led research published in The Lancet showing the impact of COVID-19 infection on birth outcomes was highlighted in this story by CBS News.

CBS News

Posted on February 6, 2022

A changing gut microbiome may predict how well you age →

Reporter Anahad O’Connor interviewed ISB Associate Professor and microbiome specialist Dr. Sean Gibbons about an ISB-led study showing how longevity may be possible to predict by analyzing the microbiota that inhabit our intestinal tract.

The New York Times

Posted on March 18, 2021

Op-Ed: How science education can stave off demagogues →

In this opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times, ISB Co-founder Dr. Lee Hood and author Matthew LaPlante detail how demagogues lead to “truth decay” – the degradation of confidence in science, expertise and the news media.

The Los Angeles Times

Posted on January 24, 2021

The germiest place in your bathroom isn’t your toilet →

ISB Associate Professor and microbiome specialist Dr. Sean Gibbons spoke with TIME about microbial bugs found in bathrooms and where they are most likely to thrive. (Hint: Think toothbrush holders, not toilet seats.)


Posted on April 25, 2019