Genetic studies have uncovered a host of new genes involved in the formation of spores in yeast. The studies may illuminate germ cell production in vertebrates.
HHMI researchers produce the first glimpses of the molecular machinery that propels neurotransmitters into the synapse.
Research to improve vaccines for infectious diseases must move forward. At the same time, according to HHMI investigator Barry Bloom, scientists should be perfecting vaccines that tackle pathogens associated with other diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.