Whitehead’s Vik Khurana aims to reverse brain cell damage in Parkinson’s patients

Balancing research and the clinic may seem like a stretch, but for neurologist Vikram Khurana, it comes […]

Photos from the 2014 Whitehead Colloquium

On October 25, Whitehead Institute was delighted to host the 20th annual Whitehead Colloquium. This year’s event […]


Whitehead Connects presents Doug Fambrough

Doug Fambrough CEO of  Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Douglas Fambrough is a co-founder of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals and joined the […]


Direct generation of neural stem cells could enable transplantation therapy

Induced neural stem cells (iNSCs) created from adult cells hold promise for therapeutic transplantation, but their potential […]


Blocking a fork in the road to DNA replication

A team of Whitehead Institute scientists has discovered the surprising manner in which an enigmatic protein known […]


What’s mighty about the mouse? For starters, its massive Y chromosome

An exhaustive effort to sequence the mouse Y chromosome reveals a surprisingly large and complex biological beast, […]


Whitehead in NYC: Charting an Unexpected Path to Address Alzheimer’s and Brain Disorders

Please join us on November 20, 2014 in New York City for a special presentation and cocktail […]

Special chromosomal structures control key genes

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Within almost every human cell is a nucleus six microns in diameter—about one 300th […]