Paradigm Magazine

Published annually, Paradigm magazine reports on Whitehead Institute research, trends in the life sciences, and happenings in the Whitehead community.

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Spring 2007

Cover Stories: Questions on cancer

A slow saga of success

Ever wondered why the journey from lab discovery to the clinic takes so long?

The unusual suspect

Cancer researchers look beyond the genome to the epigenome

Out of sequence?

Scientists debate whether it’s time to tackle tumor genomes and epigenomes


The RNA connection

Joint projects by David Bartel’s lab highlight the crucial role of collaborations

Biofuels and the gene pool

The power of yeast genetics might make ethanol fuel much more cost-effective

Mouth to mouth

What can a frog mouth tell us about human birth defects?

Network news

Hui Ge sifts through oceans of data to explore how genes collaborate

Biology’s big tent

Meet some of the young researchers pouring into life sciences from other fields

Targeting the agents of disease

In the war on infectious disease, are we spending smart?


Science digest

Cracking open the black box of autoimmune disease, and a gene that shuts itself off


The link between epigenetics and cancer

Fast FAQs

For all the controversies, it’s still early days for stem cell science

On the Web

Twenty-five years ago, Jack Whitehead signed the agreement creating the Institute that bears his name

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