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Killer Disease, Miracle Drug: An interactive feature

The deadliest genetic disease among infants is called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a description that may soon be out of date thanks to the …

Solving a mystery about how our DNA replicates

Half a billion new cells are born every minute in our bone marrow alone, and each needs its own perfect DNA copy. Yet how the early stages of DNA …

Where in the brain do we learn to fear?

Like a child who learns not to touch a hot stove, it is through experience that we learn what to fear. But that learning might not happen where …

Good Genes, Bad Science (Base Pairs Episode 12)

As the scientific community moves toward using cutting-edge tools like CRISPR to edit the human genome, it’s time to look back at the history and …

Masthead Cove Yacht Club raises over $6000 for CSHL research at...

Masthead Cove Yacht Club raises over $6000 for CSHL research at annual race<p>The Masthead Cove Yacht Club raised over $6,700 for CSHL with their annual …

CRISPR genome editing could break crop yield barriers

To rapidly generate yield-boosting variations in tomato plants, Professor Zachary Lippman and his team have harnessed the power of CRISPR genome …

For brain cells, you are who you speak to

Gene activity that creates the neural communications infrastructure provides a definitive way of classifying brain cells – a long sought objective in …

Halfway around the world, a reunion of friends opens door to a...

Halfway around the world, a reunion of friends opens door to a cancer discovery<p>Chang-Il Hwang and Jae-Seok Roe were two friends in college who, like …

What Silicon Valley and Biology Research Share (Base Pairs Episode...

What Silicon Valley and Biology Research Share (Base Pairs Episode 11.5)<p>In this special chat episode, titled “What Silicon Valley and Biology …

16th Women’s Partnership for Science raises over $200,000 for...

16th Women’s Partnership for Science raises over $200,000 for disease research at CSHL<p>The 16th annual Women’s Partnership for Science luncheon raised …

Fears and chandeliers: Specially shaped cells highlight the...

Fears and chandeliers: Specially shaped cells highlight the brain’s exquisite organization<p>Brain cells shaped like tiny chandeliers collect …

In-depth photos of gene-silencing mechanism reveals key to its...

In-depth photos of gene-silencing mechanism reveals key to its efficiency<p>We could not survive without a process called RNA interference, or RNAi, …

Neuroscientist receives grant to develop much-needed behavioral...

Neuroscientist receives grant to develop much-needed behavioral research tools<p>As part of the US government’s “BRAIN” Initiative, the National Science …

‘Living and breathing science’: An undergraduate’s summer...

‘Living and breathing science’: An undergraduate’s summer researching CRISPR<p>Realizing a dream: Hands-on experience using CRISPR and access to top …

Biology, Behind the Screens (Base Pairs Episode 11)

A “behind-the-screens” look at how biology is addressing its “most wonderful problem”: too much data. In this episode, Associate Professor Mickey …

What makes male mice act like males?

Behaviors like mounting females and fighting rivals are typical of male mice. But removing receptors that allow certain brain cells to use estrogen …

Protection against ancient invaders of the genome

The human genome is full of ancient parasites that invaded our cells long ago, yet still have the potential to cause harm. Professor Rob …

Tapping into pancreatic cancer’s telecommunications network

Changes in DNA cause tumors to form, but the deadly ability to spread may arise elsewhere. The network of messages that tell genes when to turn on …

Science and architecture: Back to the future!

3D images are a throwback to the past as CSHL and Centerbrook Architects rediscover a 1950s building that has been occupied by some of the …

The Joni Gladowsky Breast Cancer Foundation raises funds for...

The Joni Gladowsky Breast Cancer Foundation raises funds for breast cancer research<p>The Joni Gladowsky Breast Cancer Foundation raised critical …

Incredibly adaptable corn can deal with climate change

Climate change threatens to shift the growing zones for staple crops like corn, raising concerns about feeding the planet’s 7 billion people. But …

Stem cells and breast cancer cells may share a weakness

The type of cells present at the very beginning of our lives have something in common with a cell type that can end our lives—both stem cells and …

Mini talks, major science

Visitors extracted DNA, toured the campus, and met the ancestors of crops such as corn at CSHL’s Open House in June, among other activities. The …

Students use barcoded DNA to identify a weapon against antibiotic...

Students use barcoded DNA to identify a weapon against antibiotic resistance<p>Sometimes viruses cause harmful infections, but students in the DNA …

CRISPR vs. Climate Change Base Pairs Podcast

CRISPR is a tool that makes it easier than ever to edit the “letters” of the genetic code. In this episode, we talk with a plant scientist about how …

Tomato trait tussle settled at last

Many of the tomatoes you’ve eaten likely had two traits that don’t get along: one that farmers favored just after the last ice age, and one …

Laureate’s advice: ‘You get knocked down; you get up again’

Quoting the British band Chumbawamba, Nobel laureate and honorary degree recipient Carol Greider reminded this year’s eight Watson School of …

Pancreatic cancer clues found within the genome’s “dark matter”

Most cancer research has focused on the 2% of the human genome that contains genes. Pancreatic cancer research from David Tuveson’s lab reveals …

Expert Explains: Is confidence measurable?

Confidence is “not just a feeling,” according to neuroscientist Adam Kepecs, who is searching for confidence-calculating circuitry in our brains. …