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Genetic study takes sex differences research to new heights

July 18, 2019

Researchers find differences in gene expression between males and females throughout the body in humans and other mammals, including ones that contribute to the average height difference between the sexes

Fireflies in a field at twilight

Multimedia Feature: Unusual labmates: Lighting up the lab

July 8, 2019

Experience a multimedia story about firefliesincluding how Whitehead Institute researchers rear them in the lab and what researchers hope to learn from investigating their biology.

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

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

June 17, 2019

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

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

June 10, 2019

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 

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Drug-resistant cancer cells create own Achilles heel

May 27, 2019

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

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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.

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

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. 

Representation of the Zika virus's surface

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

Whitehead Institute Member Gerald Fink

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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