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HHMI investigators Stephen Elledge, Roel Nusse and Huda Zoghbi are honored for transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.
A team of scientists from The Bimini Biological Field Station collecting samples from a male tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier).
New program aims to recruit and retain early-career scientists who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
HHMI, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announce the selection of 84 Faculty Scholars, early-career scientists who have great potential to make unique contributions to their field.
Ascorbic acid, or Vitamin C, is an essential component of the human diet.
Lasker Award honors research showing how cells from humans and most animals sense and adapt to changes in oxygen availability.