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Scanning the Milky Way for beacons of civilization

Photo by Donald Giannatti on Unsplash
“The power to control our species’ genetic future is awesome and terrifying. Deciding how to handle it may be the biggest challenge we have ever faced.”
Professor Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9

The inauguration of Clark Kerr, Photo © UC Regents

1952

First chancellor of UC Berkeley, Clark Kerr

Clark Kerr becomes the first chancellor of UC Berkeley after a systemwide decision that each campus would have its own. In his tenure, Kerr began planning space that would become the…

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