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Astrocytes infected with Zika virus

Stem cell-derived Zika model suggests mechanisms underlying microcephaly

June 19, 2018

Infected microglia cells can ferry Zika virus to developing brain

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To open science, destigmatize critique

June 18, 2018

Whitehead Visiting Scholar Jessica Polka's guest blog discusses sharing interim research products and destigmatizing critique.

Illustration of a brain containing RNAs

Network of diverse noncoding RNAs acts in the brain

June 7, 2018

First known network consisting of three types of regulatory RNAs is identified

Whitehead Member Ankur Jain

Ankur Jain Joins Whitehead Institute

June 5, 2018

Jain will investigate the biology of RNA aggregation

Letty and Thomas Gochberg

In Memoriam: Thomas Gochberg

May 31, 2018

The Whitehead Institute community is saddened to hear about the passing of longtime supporter, Thomas "Tom" Gochberg.

Whitehead Fellow Kristin Knouse

For New Whitehead Fellow Kristin Knouse, Basic Science Offers the Power to Ask an Unlimited Number of Questions

May 30, 2018

Kristin Knouse joins Whitehead Institute this summer as its newest Whitehead Fellow. She is a firm believer in the ability of basic science and clinical medicine to inspire and advance one another—and firmly committed to pursuing practical solutions through bench research. But it took her awhile to get there.

Whitehead Founding Member Harvey Lodish

Video: A History of Whitehead Institute by Harvey Lodish

May 25, 2018

Whitehead Institute Founding Member Harvey Lodish recalls the Institute's formative years and the ground-breaking discoveries produced by its preeminent scientists.

Whitehead Member Iain Cheeseman

AudioHelicase podcast: Iain Cheeseman discusses cell division and what can happen when it goes wrong

May 17, 2018

In this episode of AudioHelicase, Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman discusses how his work on the kinetochore provides a window into cell division and what happens when this vital cellular function goes awry.

Whitehead Founding Member Gerald Fink

Whitehead Institute Founding Member Gerald Fink Receives Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Killian Award

May 16, 2018

The award, which is among MIT’s highest honors, recognizes Fink’s standing as a scientist who has fundamentally changed the way researchers approach biological problems

Students at Whitehead's spring lecture series

Whitehead Institute’s 2018 spring high school program inspires local students

May 14, 2018

Emerging scientists spend their spring break not at a beach, but at a lab bench

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New single-cell database to propel biological studies

April 19, 2018

Whitehead team analyzes transcriptomes for roughly 70,000 cells in planarians, creates publicly available database to drive research in a variety of organisms and fields

Whitehead Institute BOD chair Charles D. Ellis

Whitehead Institute’s Chair of Board of Directors elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 18, 2018

Charles D. Ellis joins five Whitehead faculty who hold membership


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