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The ruling says that the inventions claimed in the pending U.S. patent application filed by the Doudna/Charpentier research group and those filed by the Broad Institute are separately patentable, moving the Doudna/Charpentier group’s application closer to issuance as a U.S. patent.
Volunteers needed to scan images of the sky to look for moving specks of light that could be a new planet or brown dwarf
Writers, lawyers and policymakers as well as biologists and paleobiologists urge a focus on saving resilient ecosystems as well as species
Berkeley is leading a global project that will use big data to simulate and track infectious diseases around the world.
More than 2,300 faculty from all disciplines urge action on climate change
Bakar Fellow Jeffrey Long, professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has devised a new material that can capture and release CO2 at a lower temperature and in a much greater volume than present-day technologies
By repeatedly tweaking a group of ions, physicists make first example of a non-equilibrium material: a system that repeats in time, rather than space
Its research offers building operators, managers and designers new tools to enhance energy efficiency, environmental quality and livability for residents and workers — from the open-office plan and the cubicle to multifamily structures
Five year, $125 million investment in Innovative Genomics Institute will help improve global food security and the environment
Study finds that blinking prompts eye muscles to keep our vision in line
Mass parasite extinction could create more virulent disease or alter the food web
UC Berkeley-led study is the first to find genetic evidence for long-distance dispersal of disease-carrying snails.
More than a dozen professors across a range of departments, from gender and women's studies to nuclear engineering, are working to incorporate content related to carbon neutrality, climate change and sustainability into their undergraduate course material.
Study confirms steady warming of oceans for past 45 years
First localization of mysterious bursts pinpoints galaxy 3 billion light years away
Slightly upping indoor temperatures in tropical offices and arming workers with smart fans can save significantly on overall energy costs while maintaining employee comfort.
UC Berkeley was part of a research team that identified the cause of rare SCID case as a gene never before associated with the deadly immune system disorder
NASA’s ICON and GOLD missions will team up to observe Earth’s ionosphere and upper atmosphere