In this issue, discover the topic of the 2024 Essay Contest and meet Lasker Laureate Joan Steitz, a pioneering RNA biologist and a renowned scientific mentor. We also encourage you to submit your question for the next installment of our Ask a Scientist series.

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The 2024 Lasker Essay Contest Is Now Open!

Learn about this year’s topic, eligibility, prizes, and guidelines for submission.

Joan Steitz: A Champion for RNA and Women in Science

As a young scientist, Steitz realized that experimental work, not theoretical work, was her forte. Read about how she forged her path.

Ask Your Question

Do you have a question for a scientist? Get it answered! We are now accepting submissions for our next round of Ask a Scientist videos.