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She’s using AI to help dream up a new generation of lighter, stronger materials

She’s using AI to help dream up a new generation of lighter, stronger materials

Grace Gu 30 University of California, Berkeley Country of birth: US Grace Gu is using artificial intelligence to find ways to make better materials. Gu envisions materials that can be used for lighter and stronger body armors, 3D-printed and customizable medical implants, …Continue reading

Digitizing evolution to make better antibiotics

Cesar de la Fuente University of Pennsylvania Country of birth: Spain Bacteria evolve faster than scientists can make new antibiotics to fight them. That’s why César de la Fuente has developed algorithms that follow Darwin’s laws of evolution to create optimized artificial …Continue reading

Making CRISPR more flexible to treat brain disease

Patrick Hsu 27 Salk Institute for Biological Studies Country of birth: Taiwan The gene-editing technology CRISPR has revolutionized our ability to alter DNA. Patrick Hsu is expanding its reach to RNA—the molecule responsible for translating DNA’s blueprints into proteins—and using it to …Continue reading

His probes could revolutionize brain treatments

Guosong Hong 33 Stanford University Country of birth: China Guosong Hong invented a tool for probing the brain and retina down to the resolution of individual neurons. It’s essentially a mesh-like electrode that’s small and flexible enough to be coiled into a …Continue reading

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