Survival of the Fittest: Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory Applied to Programming Languages

By: Eleni Apostolatos Living organisms are physical manifestations of genetic data. Formally known as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the genetic code of living creatures is composed of two strands with varying configurations of four bases—adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine. DNA is interpreted and expressed by native molecular machinery within cells. In transcribing and translating the bases,Continue reading “Survival of the Fittest: Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory Applied to Programming Languages”

Precision Medicine: Revamping the “One-Size-Fits-All” Approach to Healthcare

by Eleni Apostolatos “There’s no gene for fate,” declares Vincent, the main character of the 1997 science fiction thriller, GATTACA, after he decides to disguise his imperfect DNA and assume the genetic identity of Jerome Morrow—a man whose flawless genetic makeup makes him apt for space travel. While Vincent’s argument that genes do not necessarilyContinue reading “Precision Medicine: Revamping the “One-Size-Fits-All” Approach to Healthcare”

Shale Gas: The Future of Energy Production?

by Eleni Apostolatos Science classes introduce us to the rather abstract concept of energy—a system’s ability to do work. The world’s current energy dependency proves the basis of this physical fact; from charging our phones to powering our hospitals, energy drives humans’ daily activities. Regardless of where in the globe we stand, we all needContinue reading “Shale Gas: The Future of Energy Production?”