China is taking on some of the most expensive big science projects, for example, the world’s largest radio telescope and a particle accelerator that researches the world’s most elusive particles. Are these science projects only there to display the country’s monetary power or will they help to restore the country’s past glory of an ancient civilization with a high level of advancement? And will this make China a better place for scientists?
What is the state of stem cell research in China? Who is positioned to make the most money from stem cell therapy, and who or what will stand in their way? Hours after delivering her first baby, Oscar, in November 2011 at the International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital in Shanghai, Cecilia Huang readily […]
In just 14 years, BGI-Shenzhen has become the world’s largest gene sequencer and has executed a series of prestigious projects in genetics. How did it become so prominent? Question: What does a 700,000-year-old calcified horse bone found in Canada’s Yukon region have in common with a varied assortment of plants and animals including silkworms, potatoes, […]