News from 2008

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HOW NOT TO WEAR OUT A WELCOME

Seung-Hwan Kim and Matthew Michael Just as dinner party guests who linger at the table long after coffee and dessert can strain the patience of their hosts, an…

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WNTS ON THE BRAIN: REQUIREMENT OF WNT SIGNALING IN CNS VASCULATURE DEVELOPMENT

(L to R) Andy McMahon and Jan Stenman All tissues in our bodies require blood vessels for oxygen and nutrients. While all vasculature share certain features, their formation…

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE (ACCEPTING DONATIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 18, 2008)

  Organized by members of MCB's Human Resources (L to R): Alice Ronchetti, Zoya Omartian, and Joanie White

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DISSECTING TRANSCRIPTIONAL NETWORK STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

Andrew Capaldi and Erin O'Shea The gene expression program in a cell is set in response to the level, timing and combination of hundreds of developmental and environmental…

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ALEXANDER RICH TO DELIVER 2008 JOHN T. EDSALL LECTURE

Alexander Rich Alexander Rich, M.D., the William Thompson Sedgwick Professor of Biophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give the 2008 John T. Edsall Lecture on Thursday,…

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A QUANTITATIVE MODEL OF TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR–ACTIVATED GENE EXPRESSION

Erin O'Shea, and Harold Kim One of the main challenges in the postgenomic era is to understand how genetic information is translated into quantitative transcriptional output. Transcription factors…

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DECODING REGULATORY CIRCUITRY IN MAMMALIAN LIMB DEVELOPMENT

Co-authors (left to right): Hongkai Ji, Steven Vokes, Andrew McMahon and Wing H. Wong The vertebrate limb has been one of the central models for understanding the problem…

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MCB WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME TO OUR FIVE NEW FACULTY MEMBERS

Briana BurtonAssistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology   Philippe CluzelProfessor Molecular and Cellular BiologyThe Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics (SEAS)   Vlad DenicAssistant Professor of Molecular…

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MATTHEW MESELSON’S “BEAUTIFUL EXPERIMENT” TURNS FIFTY

Matthew Meselson Fifty years ago, Matthew Meselson and Franklin Stahl - a Caltech grad student and post-doc, respectively - published an experiment in which they proved that DNA…

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