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Clockwork Genes: Discoveries in Biological Time

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Four lectures highlight the research of two scientists who have made groundbreaking discoveries elucidating the molecular basis of circadian clocks—the internal timekeepers that govern fluctuations in behavior and physiology on a 24-hour cycle.

Michael Rosbash, PhD, and Joseph Takahashi, PhD, explain what circadian clocks are, how they work, and what relevance this knowledge might have for human health.

Dr. Rosbash is an HHMI investigator, professor of biology at Brandeis University, and adjunct professor of molecular biology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Takahashi is an HHMI investigator, Walter and Mary Elizabeth Glass Professor of Neurobiology and Physiology at Northwestern University, and professor of neurology at Northwestern University Medical School.

by Joseph S. Takahashi, PhD
by Michael Rosbash, PhD
by Michael Rosbash, PhD
by Joseph S. Takahashi, PhD

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