Category: People Changing Lives

The Future is Written by Female Scientists – In Genetic Code

By AGT | Mar 1, 2023

Contributing Author Luke Williams, Sales and Marketing  Our world has been revolutionized by biotechnologies like CRISPR-based gene editing and mRNA vaccines. This vigorous advancement has been powered by female scientists, and the results have reshaped industries from medicine to agriculture. The biological and biomedical sciences boast the highest concentration of women of all the scientific fields. For Women’s History Month,… [Read More]

Black Pioneers in Biology Who Ushered Us Into the Genetic Age

By AGT | Feb 1, 2023

Contributing Author Luke Williams, Sales and Marketing  Meet the scientists who revolutionized our understanding of biochemistry and reframed the human identity For Black History Month, American Gene Technologies® spotlights four of the many influential Black scientists whose work helped launch the genetic age that is revolutionizing biological and medical research, with massive societal and economic implications. We explore the achievements… [Read More]

Rare Disease Moms Make Their Voices Heard | Three Inspirational Stories

By AGT | Feb 28, 2021

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler There are 7,000 known rare diseases in the world. Each of them affects less than 1% of the global population, although ultra-rare diseases affect fewer still. The majority of rare and ultra-rare diseases are monogenic in nature, meaning they are caused by an error in a single gene. Years ago, a rare disease diagnosis left parents… [Read More]

Rare Disease: One Mom’s Fight to Save Her Son, Amber Freed Raises Millions to Create a Cure. Coronavirus won’t stop her.

By AGT | Aug 5, 2020

By Contributing Writer Gina Hagler There are nearly 7,000 rare diseases affecting approximately 1% of the global population. When your child is affected with one of these rare diseases, and it is so rare it does not even have a name, what do you do? Amber Freed’s decision was to fight like a mother. She recently shared with us what… [Read More]

Science Moms

Science Moms

By AGT | May 12, 2019

At times mothers do not get enough credit. However, today, let’s shine a light on the scientists who were raising children, at the same time they were making a tremendous impact in their fields. While one may have been discovering radium, another was writing the calculations to launch the Space Shuttle Program. These moms went far and beyond advocating another… [Read More]

Honoring Nurses On National Nurses Day

Honoring Nurses On National Nurses Day

By AGT | May 6, 2019

Today and this week are the times of year we honor nurses. On this National Nurses Day, we asked Caroline, a local nurse, to share her story. Caroline went to a four-year university and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She took the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse. Soon after, Caroline completed a one-year… [Read More]

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