ABE Blog

The ABE blog covers biotech and biotech-education news and trends in and beyond the ABE community. Topical posts often include student activities. 


Tiny Transformations: Harnessing Bacterial Behavior to Cure Disease

January 22, 2024

Frederick Griffith’s 1928 experiment on bacterial transformation paved the way for numerous advances in medicine. Griffith was trying to develop a…

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Lab Technicians Share Knowledge and Make Global Connections

December 19, 2023

Implementing ABE is not just about providing the equipment, the curriculum, or even the training. It's truly a team effort, requiring the…

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Seizing Creative Opportunities for Research Outside the Classroom

December 7, 2023

Until eighth grade, Clara Tandar wanted to study English. Then she discovered something—that science is creative. “We may not think of science as the…

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Growth and Rebirth at ABE Puerto Rico, 15 Years in the Making

November 15, 2023

When microbiologist Héctor L. Ayala-Del-Río started the ABE Puerto Rico program 15 years ago, he never thought it would last as long as it has, let…

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Extending Access to ABE Through Social Media Channels with ABE Hong Kong

October 24, 2023

In August, the ABE Hong Kong SAR program gathered together educators and students who shared a common interest in science. Looking through the photos…

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Unpacking Representation in Science

October 15, 2023

“Everyone needs science and science needs everyone.” That mantra from the Amgen Foundation leads our efforts here at the Amgen Biotech Experience (…

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ABE Opens Doors to Hands-On Science in Mexico

September 18, 2023

A new type of science experience has come to classrooms in Mexico. After four schools in the Mexico City and Cuernavaca, state of Morelos, areas…

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Seeing Individual Differences Through a Genomics Lens in the Classroom

August 22, 2023

A new school year is beginning now in the United States, and for some students, that means they will get exclusive access to a new ABE module, in the…

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