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Scientists at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus compiled photographs of more than 74,000 fruit fly brains detailed down to the individual neuron, Scientific American reports. HHMI researchers are shedding new light on what drives epigenetic inheritance in plants, Popular Science reports. HHMI Hanna Gray Fellow Quinton Smith talked with Science News about his team’s work to engineer stem cell-derived “mini livers” in the lab. A recent Forbes column highlights several Scholars and the promise of this new initiative for science and academia.

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$759 million

spent on biomedical research in FY 2023  


lab heads

~ 2,500

HHMI employees 

$157 million

spent on science education in FY 2023  

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