||Genetically Engineered Mice Could Fight Lyme Disease Off Cape Cod
In a previous article on Kevin’s research, "Directed Evolution Drives Hertz Fellow Kevin Esvelt to Find Solutions to Vector-borne and Parasitic Diseases", this article is a follow-up on Kevin’s progress of real-world application of using CRISPR and his public policy outreach on open-community driven science with the community of Nantucket Island, in order to help find a solution to nearly eliminating their Lyme disease problem.
||David Van Valen Uses Deep Learning to Analyze Cells
In this article, Hertz Fellow Dr. David Van Valen talks about the challenges research biologist encounter when working with image segmentation, “A lot of what researchers want to look at these days are individual cells because they vary so much from cell to cell. With cell imaging, you take these cells, look at them under a dish and take a bunch of pictures to make a movie. At the end of the day, there’s this problem with image segmentation that you have to solve -- in each picture you collect, you need to identify which part of that picture corresponds to which individual cell. It turns out it’s actually a really hard problem.”