Monthly Archives: January 2016


Neighboring mutations in gene may spawn separate conditions

[Source: Spectrum | Jessica Wright, January 25, 2016]   Two seemingly similar mutations in the SHANK3 gene have divergent effects on the brain and behavior, according to a mouse study published 6 January inNeuron1. The findings may help explain why one mutation is associated with autism, whereas the other has […]

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Photo: Maia Weinstock/MIT

Simons Fellow Lindsey Powell wins the 2016 Infinite Kilometer Award

School of Science honors research staff with 2016 Infinite Kilometer Awards [Source: School of Science | January 4, 2016] The MIT School of Science has announced the 2016 winners of the Infinite Kilometer Award. The Infinite Kilometer Award was established in 2012 to highlight and reward the extraordinary, but often under-recognized work […]