I was honored when MIT Technology Review invited me to be the first guest curator of its 10 Breakthrough Technologies. Narrowing down the list was difficult. I wanted to choose things that not only will create headlines in 2019 but captured this moment in technological history—which got me thinking about how innovation has evolved over time.
My mind went to—of all things—the plow. Plows are an excellent embodiment of the history of innovation. Humans have been using them since 4000 BCE, when Mesopotamian farmers aerated soil with sharpened sticks. We’ve been slowly tinkering with and improving them ever since, and today’s plows are technological marvels.
- Jan | 16 | 2020
Keith Joung, MD, PhD, was recognized as the inaugural incumbent of the Robert B. Colvin Endowed Chair in Pathology
Keith Joung, MD, PhD, of the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology and Department of Pathology, was recognized as the inaugural incumbent of the Robert B. Colvin Endowed Chair in Pathology, the first endowed chair for the department.
- Jan | 6 | 2020
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- Jul | 29 | 2019
Single-cell sequencing reveals glioblastoma’s shape-shifting nature
- Jun | 27 | 2019
Single-cell technologies have described heterogeneity across tissues, but the spatial distribution and forces that drive single-cell phenotypes have not been well defined.