In this video, learn about new findings from Whitehead Institute researchers including a potential way to make cancer drugs more effective, how malaria-causing parasites could become less susceptible to an essential drug, and how regenerating flatworms rewire their eyes to their brains.
Our researchers are investigating important questions about how organisms develop —How does one generation beget the next? How does a single cell give rise to a complex organism?—and, with the help of new tools and innovative approaches, revealing answers that give us a better understanding of the fundamental aspects of life.
Whitehead Institute Member Pulin Li talks about how her lab engineers cells in Petri dishes to communicate with each other and form patterns, recreating processes seen in embryodevelopment—and how this work could eventually inform efforts to grow tissues in the lab.
Whitehead Institute researchers have rewritten the timeline for when and how embryonic cells commit to becoming sex cells, the cells that produce eggs and sperm, and gained insights into the development of testicular cancer.
Learn how scientists in Peter Reddien's lab use planarians to probe the mysteries of how animals are able to replace missing body parts after injury — with the goal of one day using this knowledge to guide regenerative medicine techniques.
Research Highlights is a medley of research updates from Whitehead Institute scientists. In this video, catch up on discoveries by the labs of Institute Members Rudolf Jaenisch, David Page, Jing-Ke Weng, Richard Young, and Iain Cheeseman, as well as a study led by former Lindquist lab postdoc Peter Tsvetkov, now a postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute. Learn more.