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Evolving new genetic features has never been easier

Changes in gene regulatory networks often underlie evolutionary innovation, but it is unclear how evolutionarily…

Reconstruction of immune cell niches by NICHE-Seq

In order to mount a protective immune response against invading harmful pathogens, various types of immune cells must…

Time travel for gorilla conservation

Time travel for gorilla conservation

Wild animal populations decline rapidly as a result of human activities. However, it's the loss of peripheral…

Partially effective anti-HIV therapy can increase the number of HIV-infected cells by reducing cell death

During infection, a virus needs to balance making enough copies of itself with ensuring that its host cell survives to…

Independent Scientific Review of HFSP

Deconstructing the parental brain

How complex, multi-component behaviors are controlled by the brain has remained elusive. We have uncovered how a small…

Microtubule nucleation and the upper limit of spindle size

The mitotic spindle is the protein machinery that segregates the genetic material to the two daughter cells during cell…

Why do plants make puzzle-shaped cells?

Many plant epidermal cells form interlocking shapes that look like jigsaw puzzle pieces. However, scientists have…

Unlocking the mystery of host preference and learning in mosquitoes

Insects exhibit sophisticated and complex behaviors, but they have miniature nervous systems with low numbers of…

HFSP awardees among the winners of the 2018 Canada Gairdner Awards

Novel approach to study animal behavior

Physics and biology have a lot in common. Systems of interacting particles may resemble a group of interacting animals…

2018 HFSP Awards in the News