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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

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. 

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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

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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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

Whitehead Institute Member Pulin Li

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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