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Mosquito Brain Atlas Aims to Reveal Neural Circuitry of Behavior

HHMI researchers have built, the first map of the female mosquito brain. The new resource may ultimately uncover the circuitry behind biting and other behaviors.
7-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ancient DNA Tells Tales of Humans’ Migrant History


Fueled by advances in analyzing DNA from the bones of ancient humans, scientists have dramatically expanded the number of samples studied – revealing vast and surprising migrations and genetic mixing of populations in our prehistoric past.
20-Feb-2018 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

CRISPR-based Technology Can Detect Viral DNA


Technology that’s been used to edit genomes can also spot snippets of DNA. Such detective work may enable rapid, reliable ways to identify infections and cancer.
14-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Clues to Aging Found in Stem Cells’ Genomes


In fruit flies, repeating genetic elements shrink with age, but then expand in future generations, a resurgence that may help explain how some cells stay immortal.
13-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Lab-Made Hormone May Reveal Secret Lives of Plants


A new synthetic hormone promises to tease apart the many different roles of the plant hormone auxin and could lead to a new way to ripen fruit.
17-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Packing a Genome, Step-by-Step


For the first time, scientists can see in minute-time resolution how cells package chromosomes into highly condensed structures prior to cell division.
15-Jan-2018 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Zika Infection Drives Fetal Demise


An interferon cell receptor spurs cell suicide in fetuses infected with the Zika virus and could play a role in certain pregnancy complications.
1-Jan-2018 10:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hunting for Immune Cells’ Cancer Targets


A method developed by HHMI investigators sifts through hundreds of millions of potential targets to find a precise cancer beacon. The results may lead to better immunotherapies, which harness the immune system to attack tumors.
15-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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