Evolution + Development

Whitehead Institute researchers are uncovering new ways that genes are regulated that upend existing paradigms of gene expression and provide important insights into health and disease. This collection of stories and multimedia explores that research.

Beyond the Gene is a collection of pieces across storytelling mediums--text, audio, and video--that together paint a picture of how current research at Whitehead Institute is expanding the understanding of gene regulation.

Researchers have found that certain epigenetic changes in mice that appear to be inherited by offspring can lead to increased cancer rates