Bat stars in a dish

Meet some of the common and not-so-common species used for research at Whitehead Institute.

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Explore the latest research into the cutting-edge fields of genetics and genomics and how it’s changing the way scientists think about the causes and treatments of some of our most intractable diseases.

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Discover how biological sex differences affect the underlying causes of disease, leading to wide-ranging implications for both medical research and treatment. 

Pink fuzzy flower.

Take a journey into the world of plant research and discover how this illuminating group of organisms is becoming a major gateway to the future of biomedicine and biotechnology.

Normal cells transformed into cancerous ones

Explore how novel research and development efforts are changing the way we as a society think about cancer now and how we might address it in the future.