CCB's top stories from 2018

December 21, 2018
CRISPR gene-editing technology

Accolades, innovations, and world-firsts


Often, small successes—even major accomplishments—stay hidden in the Lab. So, when we root out these diamond-like innovations, we try to spread the news to you, our audience. Based on skyrocketing pageviews, you seem to like it.

Now, as the year comes to an end, we share some of CCB's most-read, best-loved stories from 2018.


Life has a new ingredient

The Szostak Lab discovers that inosine could be a potential route to the first RNA and the origin of life on Earth

An artist's rendition of early Earth


Introducing the "Future of Biochemistry," Christina Woo

The American Chemical Society's Biochemistry journal featured Christina Woo in their month-long special edition, the "44 Faces of the Future of Biochemistry."


How to build one molecule from two lonely atoms

The Ni Lab's revolutionary process could help realize the first quantum computer

A laser-cooled cloud of a million sodium atoms suspended inside a glass cell vacuum apparatus


New CRISPR innovations record cellular history and edit with unparalleled precision

The Liu Lab presents two new CRISPR tools: CAMERA and xCas9


Intellectual, innovator, and educator

The University of Chicago awards Charles M. Lieber the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science


A new approach to kill superbugs

The Kahne Lab discovers how Gram-negative bacteria build resistance to antibiotics

Gram-negative Bacterium Diagram


CCB's Gregg Tucci is a Harvard Hero

Harvard's highest form of staff recognition, honors the University's unspoken heroes