Jackie Grimm

Molecular Biology

Princeton University

I study how Gram-negative bacteria build their outer membranes, which is interesting because the compartment between the inner and outer membranes, the periplasm, lacks any conventional source of energy.

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Massive Science Report № 1

You Don't Know GMOs

We've gathered a team of geneticists, biologists, and environmental scientists to bring you the most up-to-date report on the science, history, and safety of genetically-modified organisms.

5 articles

What is genetic modification?

It's surprisingly difficult to pin down a conclusive definition

Like dogs? They're genetically modified organisms (from a certain point of view)

Humanity's best friend, like crops and livestock, are the product of centuries of manipulation

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My greatest genetic engineering fear: that we'll try to erase our flaws

Deciding what's a flaw is more complicated than it seems

Feeding the world as the climate changes will depend on genetic engineering

CRISPR and other tech could help us produce more food, but only if we drop the GMO stigma

How scientists use light to manipulate cells with the flick of a switch

Optogenetics lets us probe the inner workings of cells with unprecedented precision

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