News from 2012

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TAKING MICROSCOPY TO THE LIMIT — AND BEYOND

(L to R) Susan Mango, Andy McMahon, Bodo Stern, Catherine Dulac, Sam Kunes (seated), Alex Schier, and Jeff Lichtman Even with the most powerful optical microscopes, biologists who…

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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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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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SELF-RENEWAL IN THE KIDNEY: A DEVELOPING STORY

(L to R) Andy McMahon, Todd Valerius, Josh Mugford, and Akio Kobayashi The kidney is a remarkable organ. Its actions maintain an appropriate water/salt balance within tissue fluids,…

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ANDREW MCMAHON ELECTED TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON

Andy McMahonphoto © The Royal Society Andrew McMahon, Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science within Harvard's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and a principal faculty of…

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STATE OF THE ART

Wormopoly creators (left to right) Jacqueline Brooks, Casey Roehrig, Nina Rajpurohit and Deborah de Jong. Jessica Smith not pictured. Cookie-scope The 16th International C. elegans Meeting was held…

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GIVING HEDGEHOG THE GAS: IDENTIFICATION OF GAS1 AS A NOVEL POSITIVE COMPONENT OF SHH SIGNALING

Authors Ben Allen (left) and Andy McMahon Hedgehog (Hh) proteins are secreted morphogens that act in a concentration depependent manner to shape numerous developmental processes.  The effects of…

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CHIPPING AWAY AT HEDGEHOG-MEDIATED NEURAL PATTERNING

Co-authors (left to right): Hongkai Ji, Steven Vokes, Andrew McMahon and Wing H. Wong The Hedgehog signaling pathway represents one of approximately six major families of signaling pathways…

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MCB PLACES 1ST AND 2ND IN CSHL GENOME RESEARCH POSTER COMPETITION

Post-docs Itay Yanai, left, and Steve Vokes. Click on the posters to download the full versions (1.6MB each). "Revealing the Functional Components of Gene Expression by Comparative Transcriptomics"…

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MERCK PRESENTS 2007 AWARDS FOR GENOME-RELATED RESEARCH

From L to R: Ann Pearson, Michael Brenner, Reid Leonard of Merck, Craig Hunter, Brian Chen, Iftach Nachman, and Catherine Dulac The recipients of the 2007 Merck Genome-Related…

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