Chad Mirkin

Dec. 02, 2011

Hitting The ‘Off’ Switch On Antibiotic Resistance

Nanotechnologist Chad Mirkin discusses next-generation antibiotics that target a bacterium’s DNA.

darpa, antibiotics, medicine, nanotechnology, future

Oct. 14, 2011

Using DNA To Shape Nanostructures

Chemist Chad Mirkin describes advances in using DNA molecules to shape nanoscale crystal structures.

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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