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Meet the Scientists Keeping Whitehead Institute’s Core Facilities Thriving

May 22, 2019

From genomics to electron microscopy, the Institute’s core facilities scientists excel in enabling world-class research.

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CRISPR in space

May 4, 2019

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

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Whitehead Institute Spring into Science - an evening lecture series for the Cambridge community featuring the latest in biomedical research

May 2, 2019

Join Whitehead Institute for Spring into Science, an evening lecture series for the Cambridge community featuring the latest in biomedical research. 

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Video: Spring 2019 Research Highlights from Whitehead Institute

April 30, 2019

Catch up on the latest discoveries by Whitehead Institute scientists including David Bartel, Sebastian Lourido, Harvey Lodish, Jing-Ke Weng, Peter Reddien, and David Page. 

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How to be a good host (for Zika virus)

April 22, 2019

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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Pushing Beyond the Central Dogma

April 16, 2019

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

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A troubling inheritance

April 9, 2019

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

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A supportive role for planarians’ multifaceted muscle

April 8, 2019

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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Whitehead Institute researchers win STAT's Editor's Pick award

April 8, 2019

Whitehead Institute Member Rudolf Jaenisch and Shawn Liu, a postdoc in his lab, were chosen for the honor by STAT staff

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Pulin Li joins Whitehead Institute

April 2, 2019

Whitehead Institute announced today that the developmental and synthetic biologist Pulin Li will join the Institute in May as its newest Member. 

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Whitehead Institute’s David C. Page to Conclude Term as Director

March 27, 2019

Search committee chaired by former MIT President Susan Hockfield will identify new director for eminent biomedical institute

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Drawn to Science

March 27, 2019

Join Whitehead Institute scientists on Friday, April 19 from 1:00 p.m- 4:00 p.m. for a fun afternoon of drawing and discovering the connection between art and science! 

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