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Speed limit on DNA-making sets pace for life's first steps

Scientists puzzled for two decades over this seemingly unnecessary withholding. Now researchers, including Princeton's Djabrayan, Shvartsman, Smits, Krajnc, and Stern have shown that the inhibiting mechanism, controlled by an... Read more


For infection-fighting cells, a guideline for expanding the troops

Now a team from Princeton, including Andreas Mayer, Ned Wingreen and Yaojun Zhang, has provided insight into this question using mathematical modeling. The team found that the most important factors in how T cells expand were... Read more


Samvida Sudheesh Venkatesh, QCB student, awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Princeton University senior Samvida Sudheesh Venkatesh has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. She is among five recipients from India chosen as 2019 Rhodes Scholars. Venkatesh, of... Read more


Bee social or buzz off: Study, led by Sarah Kocher, links genes to social behaviors, including autism

“Bees have complex social behaviors, and with this species of bee, we can directly compare individuals that live in social groups to those that don’t live in social groups,” said Sarah... Read more


Murphy and Troyanskaya lead team to produce new resources for C. elegans research

Scientists have long prized the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for studying the biology of multicellular organisms. The millimeter-long worms are easy to grow in the lab and manipulate genetically, and they have... Read more


Melanie McReynolds wins HHMI Hanna Gray Fellowship for early career researchers

Princeton postdoctoral research associate Melanie McReynolds has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as one of 15... Read more


Modern Flores Island pygmies show no genetic link to extinct ‘hobbits’

Two pygmy populations on the same tropical island. One went extinct tens of thousands of years ago; the other still lives there. Are they related? It’s a simple question that took years to answer. As no one has been able to... Read more


Method reveals how hidden DNA mutations affect tissues

In a development with implications for better understanding disease, researchers have created a computational system to predict the effect that mutations in noncoding DNA — sections that don’t produce proteins — have on tissues... Read more


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