Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses the ethical dilemmas involved in creating synthetic life.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses ethical issues surrounding new genetic engineering discoveries.
The award, which honors the most important new book about America’s founding era, comes with a $50,000 prize, the nation’s largest literary award for early American history. The book was a finalist from among 62 nominees.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses Craig Venter and what his accomplishment means to science.
University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University Physicists Describe the Melting of Colloidal Crystal Films
PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists from the University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have reported an elegant experimental study of the melting behaviors of thin crystalline films, uncovering a variety of interesting differences between thick films of greater than four layers and thinner or single-layer films.
Historian, musician and now curator of a new Smithsonian exhibit, Penn Professor Guy Ramsey does his best to stay connected to the city of Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA –- An international collaboration led by chemists and engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has prepared a library of synthetic biomaterials that mimic cellular membranes and that show promise in targeted delivery of cancer drugs, gene therapy, proteins, imaging and diagnostic agents and cosmetics safely to the body in the emerging field called nanomedicine.
The study appears in the current issue of the journal Science.