WID’s Michael Ferris joined the Thompson Center on Public Leadership to discuss a data-based planning tool called “Wisconsin Expansion of Renewable Electricity with Optimization under Long-term Forecasts” (WEREWOLF) he developed with Thompson Center faculty research funding.
WID’s Kris Saha spoke to Wisconsin Public Radio to answer questions about gene editing technology CRISPR in response to a question received by WHYsconsin.
The the MS Biotechnology program at UW and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery are partnering to screen the documentary film “Human Nature”, an exploration of gene editing and its implications both biological and ethical.
WID’s Krishanu Saha and colleagues J. Benjamin Hurlbut and Sheila Jasanoff write in Scientific American about germ line editing and the need for more scientific and moral clarity.
The National Science Policy Symposium will take place at the Discovery Building and in Union South at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2.
The Wisconsin State Journal, as part of its feature highlighting stem cell research at UW 20 years after James Thomson’s discovery, highlights WID researchers Randolph Ashton and Kris Saha.
The Washington Post writes about the harsh realities faced by women and minorities in science presented by WID Director Jo Handelsman at the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, D.C.
Develop techniques to better the experience of virtual reality through new devices, interfaces, and techniques.
By bringing together stem cell biology, genome engineering, and biomaterials expertise, the Saha lab generates new tools for use with human-induced pluripotent stem cells to ask unique questions about human biology and disease.
WID researchers improve the dialogue between scientists and the public about science and engineering and facilitate discourse about the role of science in society, and the image of scientists.
Assistant Professor and BIONATES theme PI Krishanu Saha along with J. Benjamin Hurlbut, Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions at Arizona State University and Sheila Jasanoff, Professor of Science and Technology at Harvard University co-authored a recent article for Issues in Science and Technology making the case for how far scientists should go in researching and applying CRISPR to editing the human germline.
Krishanu Saha, principal investigator in BIONATES, along with Sheila Jasanoff of the Harvard Kennedy School and J. Benjamin Hurlbut from Arizona State University weigh in on moratoriums for germline gene engineering for this Guardian op-ed piece.
How can researchers extract useful information from patient data to develop life-saving treatments while making sure records stay private and protected? A WID collaboration looks for an answer.
Distinguished Scholar Anthony Gray believes ethics are to be learned and practiced like other skill sets. Learn what’s in Gray’s professional toolkit and how curiosity drives his work in our monthly Q&A series.
What are your tools for discovery? BIONATES researcher Kris Saha’s tools focus on personal communication, examining problems from multiple vantage points and — dare we say — a penchant for procrastination.
Creating energy solutions for communities throughout the world poses serious challenges, but a group of WID Frontier Fellows thinks its alternative idea has a bright future.