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David Li, Aarthi Vijayakumar, Deniz Atabay, Guy Bushkin, Michelle Sung, and Rebecca Li by a Saturn V rocket during a trip to NASA's Johnson Space Center

May 4, 2019

CRISPR in space

Whitehead Institute researchers lent their expertise and mentorship to Genes in Space, a challenge that invites students to propose experiments that will be carried out onboard the International Space Station

Representation of the Zika virus's surface

April 22, 2019

How to be a good host (for Zika virus)

Using a genome-wide CRISPR screen in neural progenitor cells, Whitehead Institute scientists uncover what the Zika virus needs to infect human cells

Whitehead Institute Member Gerald Fink

April 16, 2019

Pushing Beyond the Central Dogma

A standing-room-only audience of faculty and students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offered rapt attention as Whitehead Institute Founding Member and former director Gerald R. Fink delivered MIT’s prestigious Killian Award Lecture

Illustration of egg with sperm swimming toward it

April 9, 2019

A troubling inheritance

Researchers have found that certain epigenetic changes in mice that appear to be inherited by offspring can lead to increased cancer rates

Photo of two planarians

April 8, 2019

A supportive role for planarians’ multifaceted muscle

In planarians, muscle is critical not only for movement and regeneration of body parts, but also for producing the body’s architectural support system around cells

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