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April 7, 2021
Dan Werthimer, a co-founder of the popular screen saver SETI@home and a UC Berkeley astronomer who developed ever-more-sensitive radio receivers to aid the search for extraterrestrial intelligence on other planets, will share the 2021 Drake Award, named after the father of SETI, astronomer Frank Drake.
April 5, 2021
A study led by researchers at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), UC Berkeley and Vilnius University demonstrated new disease-detection capabilities of a hand-held device based on CRISPR gene editing technology, a development that could lead to faster, portable genetic testing for diagnostics and research.
April 5, 2021
Despite New York City’s ambitious experiment in pre-K education, racial gaps continue to grow, Berkeley study finds
Young children from low-income New York City families — many of them Black and Latinx — face continued disadvantages resulting from lower-quality preschools despite an ambitious program by Mayor Bill de Blasio to close racial disparities in early learning, says a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
In the Media
April 1, 2021
A team of University of California scientists are launching a first-ever human study of a powerful new gene-editing technique to fix the bad gene that causes sickle cell disease, offering the promise of a cure for the devastating blood illness. The…
March 29, 2021
California's strict limits on diesel air pollution appear to have paid off. Since the limits were added in 1990, diesel exhaust-related deaths have been halved, with the largest reductions in deaths seen in lower-income communities, a new study…
March 25, 2021
A gun violence reduction program has helped decrease gun homicides and assaults in several California cities and saved taxpayers millions of dollars while serving as a model for police reform. The report by UC Berkeley's Center for Global Healthy…