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Matthew Meselson Weighs in on the Importance of Wearing Masks

Today, The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published a brief correspondence by MCB faculty member Matthew Meselson, who is an expert on bioweapons and aerosol dispersal of…

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The (Evolutionary) Success Story of ABC Transporters [Gaudet- and Murray Labs]

Molecular machines underlie the vast diversity of the living world and are the result of millions of years of selection to optimize them for particular biochemical tasks. If…

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Stay Connected_Kendall Winters

For the last four years, I have worked in the Sciences as part of  Harvard University’s Information Technology Team. Since I work as a Field Tech in the…

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Evolution Can Quickly Change Cells’ Deepest Foundations [Murray Lab]

Fumasoni and Murray show how evolution can quickly and reproducibly change conserved features involved in the maintenance of genomes in response to constitutive problems affecting DNA replication. Four…

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Stay Connected_The Garner Lab

Ethan Garner (PI) “I’ve been working at home for quite some time (I have been on medical leave and fully isolating since early January as I am immune…

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Cononavirus Leads Hospitals, Volunteers to Crowd-source [The Washington Post]

When Harvard University professor Ethan Garner pondered how to help health-care workers facing a lack of medical equipment as they fight the novel coronavirus, he thought about Burning…

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Your Neighbors Dictate What You Can Do [Murray Lab]

Biological function, such as DNA replication and chromosome segregation, depend on the complex interactions among many different proteins. As a biological function changes during evolution, the network of…

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Nathan Grant Advocates for Including More Siblings in Research on Disabilities [MCB concentrator]

MCB concentrator Nathan Grant (’20) recently authored a short paper  (PDF) in the journal Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports, where he responds to an original study by Eisengart…

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