Daily Blog 04/01/2011

  • Famed photographer Julius Shulman nailed it when he snapped the indelible image of two women lounging casually (and seemingly impossibly) within a stunning glass house nestled high in the hills overlooking the shimmering lights of Los Angeles.

    The photo seemed to perfectly capture the art of modern living – and living spaces – as post World War II America transitioned out of the sleepy 1950s into a new era filled with possibility.

    tags: architecture modernism bungalow

  • Gene therapy is the insertion, alteration, or removal of genes within an individual’s cells and biological tissues to treat disease. It is a technique for correcting defective genes that are responsible for disease development[1]. The most common form of gene therapy involves the insertion of functional genes into an unspecified genomic location in order to replace a mutated gene, but other forms involve directly correcting the mutation or modifying normal gene that enables a viral infection. Although the technology is still in its infancy, it has been used with some success.

    tags: gene genetics research

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