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AI and gene-editing pioneers to discuss ethics

Two pioneering scientists who transformed the fields of artificial intelligence and gene editing discuss the impacts of their technologies and the ethics of scientific discovery leading up to a public talk later this month.

Faculty Senate discusses AAU Campus Climate Survey, GUP, Emeriti Council report

The Faculty Senate on Thursday heard a report on the 2019 AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct at Stanford. The senate also heard a presentation by President Marc Tessier-Lavigne regarding Stanford’s decision to withdraw its application for a General Use Permit and a report from the Emeriti Council.

Introductory seminar shoots for the stars

A freshman course takes students through the process of designing a space mission, ending with a presentation of their own mission designs to NASA scientists.

Stanford students challenge perspectives through art

Stanford student-artists, including Jessica Yeung, showcase original artwork that challenges perspectives in the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, on display at the Stanford Art Gallery through Dec. 7.

Stanford researchers lay out first genetic history of Rome

Despite extensive records of the history of Rome, little is known about the city’s population over time. A new genetic history of the Eternal City reveals a dynamic population shaped in part by political and historical events.

New theory for Neanderthal extinction

Complex disease transmission patterns could explain why it took tens of thousands of years after first contact for our ancestors to replace Neanderthals throughout Europe and Asia.