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While the institutional challenges presented by COVID-19 have been significant, Whitehead Institute scientists have responded with determination and focused innovation. 

Graduate student Zak Swartz in Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman's lab uses bat stars to study how cells divide. Click to experience a multimedia story about bat starsfrom their arrival at Whitehead Institute in a chilly cardboard box to the role of their tiny eggs in Swartz' research.

Amelie Raz is a postdoc in Whitehead Institute Member Yukiko Yamashita’s lab investigating germline immortality. We sat down with Raz to learn more about her and her experiences in and out of the lab.

Using CRISPR technology, Whitehead Institute Member Jonathan Weissman is tracking the lineage of individual cancer cells as they proliferate and metastasize in real time.