Blowing up biology


Droge-Young L. Blowing up biology. CASW New Horizons in Science [Internet]. 2015. Copy at


To solve a problem, sometimes you need to consider the exact opposite of what you think you know. Take trying to see the minute details of biological units, such as neurons in the brain. Instead of attempting to improve magnification on such a small scale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineer Edward Boyden asked, why not increase the size of the structure?

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