Author Archive: Kathryn Mueller

Kathryn Mueller

Kathryn “Kaylee” Mueller is an intern for the Communications Department here at BIO for the summer of 2015, she loved working here last year so she had to come back! She is a rising senior at Dickinson College in Carlisle PA where she is studying Biology. Within the field of Biology, she finds evolution and genetics the most interesting. So far, her favorite part about working at BIO is learning how science is applied in the real world… and the free snacks & coffee. When she’s not studying for Organic Chemistry or writing lab reports, Kaylee enjoys acting, dancing, painting and travelling. She hopes to study bioinformatics or population genetics in grad school, and hopes to find a career in science journalism or in genetic research.

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Learn more about me and my involvement at Dickinson College by visiting: www.dickinson.edu/news/article/1224/

Latest Posts

This Single Mutation That Makes Corn—Corn!

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Corn has been a fundamental base crop for 10,000 years and we depend on it for fuel, food and a multitude of other products. I cannot even fathom what society would be like without it. To think that maize diverged from its ancestral teosinte due to a single genetic change base change (A, T, G, or C in its DNA), a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), just highlights how lucky we are to have a crop Read More >

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Let’s Thank the Innovators this World Hepatitis Day

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In the United States alone there are 200,000 to 3 million cases of Hepatitis C diagnosed every year, worldwide there are around 150-200 million cases. This challenge, however, did not inhibit innovative scientists and doctors from fighting to find a cure. That’s why today, World Hepatitis Day, we honor the innovators fighting this virus now, and the innovators who laid out the groundwork for finding potential cures in the past. Hepatitis C is a viral Read More >

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6 Different Processes Used to Genetically Modify Crops

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Generations can be defined by the advancements in science and technology. However, communicating the science around these innovations can be one of the biggest challenges. For example, popular culture has taken inspiration from innovations in genetic engineering and created movies like Jurassic World, Xmen and Divergent. The problem is that these stories don’t accurately portray the science of genetic modification and the benefits it can have on society. In attempt to educate people about genetic Read More >

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Jennifer Holmgren Honored for Leadership – Presented BIO Rosalind Franklin Award

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Rosalind Franklin’s use of X-ray diffraction images led to the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA in 1953. Her work was published alongside, but not recognized as a contributing factor to, Francis Crick’s and James Watson’s model of the structure of DNA. BIO’s 2015 Rosalind Franklin Award, sponsored by the Rosalind Franklin Society, is a way to honor Rosalind Franklin’s discoveries by awarding it to a woman who exemplifies her leadership and pioneering Read More >

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BIO World Congress Closes In Montreal—And Sets New Record!

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Yesterday afternoon, the 12th annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology came to a close at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Center). This event is the world’s largest international industrial biotech event, and this year more than 1,200 industry leaders representing 725 companies came and joined us at this event. We also had attendees from 50 different countries and 37 different states as well as Washington D.C. The attention this event received Read More >

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