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Collage of images in regeneration piece: Planarians, liver cells, and stem cells

June 17, 2019

The science of self-repair: regeneration research at Whitehead Institute

Researchers at Whitehead Institute are uncovering the underlying genetics, mechanisms, and principles of regeneration. 

Photo of Whitehead Institute Postdoc Izabella Pena

June 10, 2019

Whitehead Institute Postdoc Izabella Pena Selected as a 2019 Pew Latin American Fellow

Pena, who hails from Brazil, studies in Whitehead Institute Member David Sabatini's lab how cells calibrate their growth, metabolism, and proliferation based on nutrient availability 

Illustration of a mitochondrion

May 27, 2019

Drug-resistant cancer cells create own Achilles heel

Whitehead Institute and Broad Institute researchers determine that cancer cells commonly change their energy source, creating a weakness that the drug elesclomol exploits to resensitize cancer cells to proteasome inhibitors

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

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