Project Type: Science Writing

Scientists evaluate risks of gene editing

Technology is advancing exponentially and the exciting field of genome editing is no exception. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research are playing an essential role in ensuring the continued responsible development of this genome editing technology. They are exploring the intersection of […]

Capturing Wisconsin wildlife

Wisconsin wildlife is about to take center stage and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is preparing to welcome these new celebrities. A new project called Snapshot Wisconsin is aiming to create one of the largest networks of trail cameras to capture Wisconsin wildlife. This information will […]

Plan envisions to protect pollinators

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that honeybees pollinate 80 percent of the country’s insect crops. Agriculture is an extremely important industry in Wisconsin, and so are bees and other pollinators. In recent years, there has been a decline in pollinators due to many factors, such as changing […]

Extending the bounds of modern chemistry

Esselman’s research reveals molecules’ chemical structures. Chemistry is everywhere. It makes up everything. The universe is buzzing with an imperceptible world of lively, vivacious molecules. It is the driving force the keeps everything together. Chemists are approaching new frontiers in a world that is mind-bendingly smaller than imaginable. […]

Taking a stroll on the Lakeshore Path

The light shines through the branches and casts illuminated streaks on the surface of the Lakeshore Path. The nature preserve is quiet and still as the wildlife prepares for the winter transition. Beautiful trees thrive, reaching to the sky. Today, however, researcher and plant pathologist Jessie Glaeser has […]