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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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Video: Like pearls on a string — A new model for gene regulation

March 27, 2019

Learn how Institute Member Richard Young’s lab is transforming our model of gene regulation by uncovering the role of droplets of transcription machinery in activating genes. 

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Scaffolding the nursery of pollen development

March 18, 2019

Whitehead researchers identify critical components of the scaffolding that supports and protects pollen production

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Multimedia Feature: Unusual labmates: The world’s smallest water lily

March 18, 2019

Experience a multimedia story about Nymphaea thermarum, including how the extinct-in-the-wild plant ended up at Whitehead Institute and what researchers hope to learn from investigating its biology

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Pumping up red blood cell production

February 28, 2019

Whitehead Institute scientists refine our understanding of how red blood cells are created

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