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 […]


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 […]