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Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) cells lose form and fail to replicate after degradation of GAPM proteins.

How one parasite stays in shape

January 23, 2019

Researchers in Whitehead Institute Member Sebastian Lourido’s lab identify the linchpin proteins of parasite Toxoplasma gondii’s cytoskeleton.

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Revising the textbook on introns

January 16, 2019

Whitehead Institute researchers uncover a group of introns in yeast with surprising stability and function

David Meeker speaks at Whitehead Connects

A Better Path to Drug Development

January 14, 2019

Biotech leader David Meeker connects with the Whitehead Institute community

Whitehead Founding Member Harvey Lodish with Hong Wu, Aaron Ciechanover, and Lei Sun

A Celebration 50 Years in the Making

December 17, 2018

In 2018, Harvey Lodish marked five full decades as a member of the biology faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). For the last 36 of those years, Lodish’s scientific home has been Whitehead Institute, where he is a Founding Member.

Pollen grains

A tough case cracked

December 17, 2018

The detailed molecular structure of the inert plant material sporopollenin — key for the emergence of land plants — has been resolved

David Meeker speaks at Whitehead Connects

Video: Whitehead Connects - An Evening with David Meeker

December 10, 2018

During this Whitehead Connects presentation, David Meeker discusses innovation and biopharmaceutical pricing. 

Uncovering the “must-haves” of tissue regeneration

November 27, 2018

Biological program triggered by large injuries not required for regeneration, Whitehead Institute team finds

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Plant characteristics shaped by parental conflict

November 19, 2018

Differences in common traits within a plant species, such as seed size, can be determined by more than gene sequence.

Postdoctoral researchers Anna Boija and Isaac Klein from Whitehead Institute Member Richard Young's lab

Video: New way that transcription factors and co-activators can interact and activate transcription

November 15, 2018

Postdoctoral researchers Anna Boija and Isaac Klein from Whitehead Institute Member Richard Young's lab identified a new way that transcription factors and co-activators can interact and activate transcription. The activation domain of transcription factors sets up the formation of a liquid droplet on the genome containing key factors involved in regulating transcription.

Illustration of observatory focused on DNA constellation

Activating a new understanding of gene regulation

November 15, 2018

A previously mysterious part of transcription factors, the activation domain, plays a key role in forming phase separated "droplets" that concentrate proteins required for transcription near genes

Whitehead Fellow Olivia Corradin

Video: Bold Science, Brilliant Minds - Whitehead Institute's New Generation

November 8, 2018

Some of the newest and brightest at Whitehead Institute discuss their current research and the future of science.

Image of goji berries

Heart-healthy plant chemistry

October 29, 2018

A novel genomic approach helps identify medicinal compounds in plants.

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