Princeton-led studies boost CRISPR gene-editing prospects .
A Princeton-led team of researchers from the University, MIT, Harvard, and Editas Medicine developed and applied a new method to understand the activity of cellular genes involved in correcting DNA damage, paving the way for dramatic improvements to genome-editing technologies. These advances are described in a pair of papers that appeared online Oct. 14 and Oct. 20, 2021, in the journal "Cell."
In new cognitive research from Princeton, people's eyes reveal that clichés are underrated .
People's eyes widen in response to their interest and engagement. A new cognitive study at Princeton University has discovered that our eyes consistently respond more to metaphors than literal or concrete statements, demonstrating that everyday metaphors — sometimes called clichés — engage our brains more than plain language.
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts welcomes new scholars .
Matthew Delvaux, Ayah Nurridin, Nicolás Sánchez-Rodríguez and Daniel Tamayo have joined the Society of Fellows, a scholarly community with a great diversity of experiences and perspectives that create a collaborative environment for inquiry, debate, and groundbreaking scholarship and teaching.
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