Biomolecular engineer Angela Brooks named Pew Scholar

Biomolecular engineer Angela Brooks named Pew Scholar

June 14, 2018 | UCSC News | By Tim Stephens The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Angela Brooks, assistant professor of biomolecular engineering at UC Santa Cruz, a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. Brooks will receive a $300,000 award over four years to support...
A New Genetic Clue to How Humans Got Such Big Brains

A New Genetic Clue to How Humans Got Such Big Brains

Three genes that appeared during our early evolution probably increased the number of neurons in our heads—but at a cost. ED YONG | The Atlantic 5/31/18 It started with some blobs of brain-like tissue, growing in a dish. Frank Jacobs, then at the University of...