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McGovern Institute Snowball Fight

McGovern faculty, researchers and staff participated in a snowball fight in the Bldg 46 atrium. The scene was filmed for the annual McGovern holiday video greeting. See below for a photo gallery of the event. All photos courtesy of Justin Knight.

Editas Medicine to develop new class of genome editing therapeutics

Editas Medicine, a transformative genome editing company, today announced it has secured a $43 million Series A financing led by Flagship Ventures, Polaris Partners and Third Rock Ventures with participation from Partners Innovation Fund. Following an explosion of high profile publications on CRISPR/Cas9 and TALENs, genome editing has emerged as one of the most exciting […]

Sheng Li: McGovern Institute 2013 Fall Symposium

Sheng Li, Peking University “Reward modulation of attention & working memory in the human brain.” On November 4, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT hosted a joint symposium with the IDG/McGovern Institutes at Beijing Normal University, Peking University, and Tsinghua University. Guest speakers gave talks on subjects ranging from learning and memory to […]

Brain Scan Cover Image: Spring 2013

A bundle of spiny apical dendrites, reconstructed from a series of ultra-thin slices of mouse cortex. Image: Daniel Berger and Sebastian Seung (MIT); based on data from Jeff Lichtman and colleagues (Harvard).

Brains on Trial with Alan Alda

On Tuesday, September 17th, the McGovern Institute hosted “Brains on Trial with Alan Alda,” a panel discussion about the role of neuroscience in the criminal justice system.

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