Small genomes are cheaper to sequence and lack the repetitive "junk" that clutters bigger genomes—but a new study suggests that bigger genomes are better for figuring out how genes are controlled.
Researchers have taken a major step toward developing a better animal model of human AIDS by genetically modifying HIV so that it can infect a species of rhesus monkeys.
Scientists have mapped previously unknown pathways in yeast cells that link the overactivity of a mysterious gene to the death of nerve cells in Parkinson's disease.
A new tool reveals the identity and quantity of every protein produced by a living cell at any given time.
Scott S. Chilton says his broad interest in the arts and athletics, communication and outreach have made him a better science student.
HHMI celebrates the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin.
Researchers have identified a marker present in the urine of patients with prostate cancer that indicates whether the cancer is progressing and spreading.
Investigadores han identificado un nuevo marcador biológico que se encuentra presente en la orina de pacientes con cáncer de próstata que indica si el cáncer está progresando y se está diseminando.
Ryan T. Dosumu-Johnson almost settled into a career at RadioShack, but instead refocused his life on research.
Inspired by her father, a doctor, Marty A. Fernandez hopes to understand what drives diseases like AIDS, malaria, and Alzheimer’s.
Forced to flee his native Africa, Steven Tuyishime now wants to create vaccines to fight malaria, a disease that kills millions there.
For Angelica M. Riestra, community and science go hand in hand. She hopes she can also combine research and community outreach as a microbiology professor some day.
A childhood moving back and forth between Nicaragua and the United States helped Kelly M. Cadenas appreciate and take advantage of her educational opportunities.
Dania Daye is on her way to becoming a physician-scientist-engineer after a difficult childhood in Lebanon.
HHMI is expanding a program to further the graduate science education of talented students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.
Sacha L. Prashad loves studying stem cells, which she says provide just the right combination of research and connection to the clinic.
Krystal R. St. Julien's struggle with sickle cell anemia inspired her to become a biochemist.
Meet the 2009 Gilliam Fellows.
HHMI researchers and their colleagues unveil the first comparative map of four primate genomes.
Blood platelets can destroy deadly malaria parasites. But a single dose of aspirin may be enough to thwart their killing power.