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New study, led by Joshua Akey, identifies Neanderthal ancestry in African populations and describes its origin

After sequencing the Neanderthal genome, scientists discovered all present day non-African individuals carry some Neanderthal ancestry in their DNA. Now, researchers at Princeton University present evidence of Neanderthal... Read more


Yibin Kang awarded American Cancer Society Research Professorship

Yibin Kang, Ph.D., the Warner-Lambert/Parke Davis Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and the associate director for Consortium Research of Rutgers Cancer Institute... Read more


Kocher receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Princeton faculty members Sarah Kocher and Andrew Leifer are among 60 researchers nationwide to receive 2019 New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The awards are part of... Read more


Sea slugs use algae’s bacterial ‘weapons factory’ in three-way symbiotic relationship

Delicate yet voracious, the sea slug Elysia rufescens grazes cow-like on bright green tufts of algae, rooting around to find the choicest bits. But this inch-long marine mollusk gains not only a tasty meal — it also slurps up... Read more


Brangwynne receives HHMI technology award for super-high-resolution microscopes

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Clifford Brangwynne one of 40 Transformative Technology 2019 (TT19) Awards to create a shared research facility, NanoCIE: Nanoscale... Read more


Princeton researchers publish study on learned behaviors in C. elegans

  Princeton University researchers have discovered that learned behaviors in worms of the species C. elegans can be inherited for multiple generations, transmitted from parent to progeny via eggs and sperm cells.... Read more


Wingreen wins President's Award for Distinguished Teaching

Story by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications Four Princeton University faculty members, including Ned Wingreen, the Howard A. Prior Professor in the Life Sciences and professor of molecular biology... Read more


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