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Algorithms uncover cancers’ hidden genetic losses and gains

Limitations in DNA sequencing technology make it difficult to detect some major mutations often linked to cancer, such as the loss or duplication of parts of chromosomes. Now, methods developed by Princeton computer scientists will allow researchers to more accurately identify these mutations in cancerous tissue, yielding a clearer picture of the evolution and spread of tumors than was previously possible.

Comprehensive look at U.S. fuel economy standards shows big savings on fuel and emissions

In one of the first comprehensive assessments of the fuel economy standards in the United States, Princeton University researchers found that, over their 40-year history, the standards helped reduce reliance on foreign oil producers, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and saved consumers money.

Episode 1: How Consumer Tech Can Manipulate You (and Take Your Data)

While we're using electronic gadgets, apps, platforms and websites, they are often using us as well, including tracking our personal data. The premiere episode of our new podcast features Arvind Narayanan, associate professor of computer science here at the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Episode 2: Why Online Media Platforms Get You Hooked

This is the second half of our conversation with Arvind Narayanan, associate professor of computer science here at the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Novel drug could be a powerful weapon in the fight against malaria and toxoplasmosis

Princeton researchers are making key contributions toward developing a promising new treatment for the widespread and devastating diseases toxoplasmosis and malaria.

Welcome to Cookies: Tech Security & Privacy

Technology has transformed our lives, but there are hidden tradeoffs we make as we take advantage of these new tools. Cookies, as you know, can be a tasty snack – but they can also be something that takes your data.

The multiple benefits of a world without air conditioning

To demonstrate the effect of radiant cooling, Forrest Meggers, assistant professor of architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, and a team of researchers built a “Cold Tube,” in Singapore last year

Flipping light on-off turns bacteria into chemical factories

Working in E. coli, the workhorse organism for scientists to engineer metabolism, researchers developed a system that uses light to control one of the key genetic circuits needed to turn bacteria into chemical factories that produce valuable compounds such as the biofuel isobutanol.

Princeton Online Tutoring Network helps bridge educational gaps for K-12 students

Since the launch of the Princeton Online Tutoring Network, volunteer tutors from the University community have led more than 600 virtual tutoring sessions with K-12 students from underrepresented groups.

Tough, timely and team-driven: 50 years of energy research

For a half-century, Princeton faculty members have been tackling critical environmental problems involving energy systems and decarbonization.

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