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Not so Vanilla: Could Genetically Modified Vanilla be the New Normal? by Leandra Filiaci. MS in Food Science student

November 15, 2016 by | Student Author

With summer ending and the leaves changing color, the countdown to our cherished fall holidays begin. Halloween just ended and Thanksgiving Break is right around the corner; this mixture of holidays and cooler weather creates a more comfortable and relaxed ambiance–an ambiance of familiar fall flavors–from pies and turkeys, to baked goods and spice-flavored drinks.

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CRISPR-Cas9: the biological Photoshop® and GMO food regulation loophole By Tara A. Okuma, MS in Food Science student

November 7, 2016 by | Student Author

Avid Photoshop® users know how to nip, tuck, add, remove, and edit whatever they desire in photos. Edited and enhanced photos can be commonly seen throughout fashion magazines, but editing photos doesn’t change who the person is. Does it? The perceived body may be changed and skin blemishes may miraculously disappear thanks to Photoshop® but

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Science Blender | Virtual Unwrapping Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

October 25, 2016 by Bryn Merrill | Student Author

Periodically, we publish essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender”, which is the basis for Schmid College’s Grand Challenges Initiative. In HON 389, students are  asked to reflect on different aspects of tackling a grand challenge. In this essay, student’s were asked to research and analyze an interdisciplinary breakthrough of their choosing.  A recent breakthrough in science has offered the possibility

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Science Blender | The First Great Migration Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

October 11, 2016 by Alex Alvertos | Student Author

Periodically, we publish essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender”, which is the basis for Schmid College’s Grand Challenges Initiative. In HON 389, students are  asked to reflect on different aspects of tackling a grand challenge. In this essay, student’s were asked to research and analyze an interdisciplinary breakthrough of their choosing.  Life stays in motion. We as humans kept our

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Science Blender | Jaws Never Dies: Sharks Don’t Get Cancer Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

September 27, 2016 by Rachel Sison | Student Author

Periodically, we publish essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender”, which is the basis for Schmid College’s Grand Challenges Initiative. In HON 389, students are  asked to reflect on different aspects of tackling a grand challenge. In this essay, student’s were asked to research and analyze an interdisciplinary breakthrough of their choosing.  Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, summertime was

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