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Medical and Molecular Engineering

The human genome project changed everything—or did it? Although undeniably a scientific tour de force, the Genome Proj...


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IEEE and the Life Sciences — What’s the Connection?

Since its inception in 1963, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) has been focused on the intersection of engineering and health. EMBS members have embarked on amazing feats of engineering, such as developing sophisticated sensors in clothing capable of monitoring a person’s mental state, or harnessing nanotechnology t... Read more

The Brave New World of Reproductive Health

In our January article on hot trends in biomedical engineering for 2014, we predicted the CRISPR/Cas system to become a transformative and powerful tool for gene editing. The simplicity, precision, speed, and low cost by which one or more gene sequences can be selectively silenced, enhanced or changed with CRISPR... Read more

The Match Day That Could Have Been

The long anticipated day has finally arrived: the “Match Day” that could have been. Once medical students choose their specialty at the beginning of their fourth year, they apply to residency programs in that specialty. The application process is relatively similar to the typical medical/graduate school application processes... Read more

The Power of Thought and the Value of Being Lost

The last time I sat down to write this column, I was in the midst of the most tumultuous period of my adult life to date. I had openly admitted to my advisor that I desperately wanted to quit my job... Read more

Connecting Through Conferences

The last few months have been exciting times for IEEE EMBS student members across the world, and we are all set to carry forward the momentum into the IEEE EMBS International Conference 2014 in Chicago... Read more