Current Issue: Winter 2014 Issue 30

Robert Desimone, Director of the McGovern Institute. Photo: Kent Dayton

From the Director

Progress in science is often triggered when different fields come together, and there is no better example than the intersection of genomics and neuroscience, featured in this issue.

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The Cas9 protein complex can be programmed to cut genomic DNA at any desired location.

Feature Story

From Genes to Brains: How Advances in Genomics are Changing the Study of Neuroscience

Technological advances are allowing researchers to read and rewrite the genome with unprecedented efficiency.

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James Favere ran the Chicago Marathon in memory of his father.

Institute News

New Gifts to Support Brain Disorders Research

James Favere ran the Chicago Marathon to raise money for the McGovern Institute in memory of his father, John Loughnane, who suffered from Parkinson’s and spinal cord injuries.

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Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis converses in Greek with MEG lab director Dimitrios Pantazis. Photo: Charles Jennings

Governor Dukakis Visits the McGovern Institute

Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis visited the McGovern Institute this winter.

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Photo: Kent Dayton

Feng Zhang Establishes New Biotech Company

Feng Zhang is co-founder of a new biotech company, Editas Medicine.

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Huda Zoghbi

McGovern Institute to Honor Neurogenetics Expert

Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital will receive the 2014 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience.

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Photo: Justin Knight

May-Britt Moser Delivers the 2014 Sharp Lecture

In the 2014 Sharp Lecture, May-Britt Moser of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology described her work on “grid cells,” which she co-discovered with husband Edvard Moser in…

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Awards & Honors

Awards and Honors

Gloria Choi and Mehrdad Jazayeri were named 2014 Sloan Research Fellows and Feng Zhang made Nature’s Top 10 List.

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Research News

John Gabrieli and colleagues have examined the relationship between test scores and cognitive skills in a large sample of disadvantaged 8th grade students.

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Photo: Justin Knight

Events

McGovern Hosts Chinese Researchers

The McGovern Institute hosted a joint symposium with the newly established IDG/McGovern Institutes in China.

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