Current Issue: Winter 2016 Issue 36

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

From the Director

In this issue we feature Feng Zhang and his groundbreaking work on the development of CRISPR

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Feng Zhang has launched a biotechnology revolution through his pioneering development of CRISPR genome-editing tools. Photo: Justin Knight

Feature Story

Feng Zhang: Pioneer of CRISPR Genome Editing

Feng Zhang has launched a biotechnology revolution through his pioneering development of CRISPR genome-editing tools.

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Ed Boyden with other Breakthrough laureates and prize sponsors at the Palo Alto home of Priscilla Chan and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (front, second and third from left). Photo: Mark Zuckerberg

Institute News

Ed Boyden Wins Breakthrough Prize

Boyden has won a 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his role in the development of optogenetics.

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Feng Zhang speaks at the gene editing summit at the National Academy of Sciences in December 2015. Photo: NAS/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Feng Zhang Speaks at Genome Editing Summit

Feng Zhang was among the speakers at the International Summit on Human Genome Editing.

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Ed Boyden (right) receives the Young Investigator Award from SfN President Steven Hyman. Photo: Society for Neuroscience

Awards & Honors

Awards and Honors

Ed Boyden; Bob Horvitz; Feng Zhang; Rebecca Saxe; Mehrdad Jazayeri

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(Left to right) Caroline Robertson and Nancy Kanwisher. Photo: Sham Sthankiya

Research News

The brain’s “music room;” altered brain chemistry in autism; one gene two diseases; how the brain recognizes objects; improved gene editing technology; singing in the brain

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