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Discovery of how cancer drugs find their targets could lead to a new toolset for drug development

June 18, 2020

Researchers in Richard Young’s lab at Whitehead Institute and collaborators have discovered how certain cancer therapeutics concentrate within cells -- a finding that could change the way scientists think about drug design.

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BioGenesis Podcast: Shalini Gupta of the Bell lab on crafting her own grad school experience

June 11, 2020

on making a difference in the community while studying DNA replication

Jing-Ke Weng stands in a lab.

Audiohelicase podcast: Treatments for COVID-19 taking root in plant science

June 8, 2020

Whitehead Institute Member Jing-Ke Weng on the role of plant biology in stopping the pandemic

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Video: Spring 2020 Research Highlights from Whitehead Institute

June 8, 2020

How viral RNA flexes to express different genes, a new model for studying human cancers in mice, and more: learn about the latest findings from Whitehead Institute researchers in this Research Highlights video.

Stem Cell Researcher Yukiko Yamashita Joins Whitehead Institute

June 4, 2020

The internationally renowned developmental biologist will be the inaugural incumbent of the Susan Lindquist Chair for Women in Science at Whitehead Institute.

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Graduate student Kristina Lopez receives Ford Foundation Fellowship

June 1, 2020

The award aims to encourage diversity in college and university faculties by supporting graduate students

Cellular players get their moment in the limelight

May 28, 2020

Whitehead Institute researchers have expanded their set of tools for investigating individual organelles, providing a new level of accuracy and detail to the study of cell metabolism.


May 20, 2020

Plus three new directors are announced: Susan Hockfield, Dennis Langer, and Churchill Franklin

Where there's a will, there might need to be a new scientific way

May 20, 2020

When Whitehead Institute researchers don’t have the tools to answer their questions, they build them.

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Whitehead Fellow Kipp Weiskopf awarded grant to investigate treatments for COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Weiskopf will be studying how existing FDA-approved drugs could be repurposed to reduce the severity and mortality of the disease.

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Multimedia Feature: Pollen Research Inspires Art

May 11, 2020

Research scientist Fu-shuang Li collects plant specimens for his research on pollen — and uses the extra specimens to create pollen and flower art. 


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