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To the 3D Genome and Beyond

Three-dimensional organization of the human genome regulates many cellular functions. The authors characterized the first high-resolution 3D structures of full-length human chromosomes using a multiplexed imaging platform to…

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Moving in the Dark: Primary Visual Cortex Encodes Information 3D Orienting Movements of the Head

For the past half century, neuroscientists have seen the visual cortex as the part of the brain that processes imagery. Visual information enters the brain via the retina…

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A Matter of Mixture: How Competition in the Nose Helps the Brain Make ‘Scents’ of Odor Blends [Murthy Lab]

Imagine the job of a perfumer. They must be able to identify subtle fragrant notes mixed among intricate blends of dozens of smells, that together, comprise the olfactory…

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To Sting, or Not to Sting? [Bellono Lab]

Most ocean swimmers are aware, either through warnings from others or firsthand experience, of the painful, itching and burning sensation that can come from an encounter with a…

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Going Back to a Greener Lab [Murthy Lab]

Another day in the lab, another trashcan full of disposable plastic. Especially on days when experiments don’t work, this hidden cost of doing scientific research becomes particularly frustrating.…

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Andrew Murray, The Easy Way is Hard Enuff

As a graduate student, more than thirty years ago, I enjoyed doing experiments so much that I would go into lab on Sunday mornings secure in the knowledge…

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Learning Quickly about What is Rewarding [Murthy Lab]

There is widespread interest in many forms of learning among neuroscientists, as well as the artificial intelligence community. In particular, one type of learning, known as reinforcement learning,…

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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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