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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:... Read more


Princeton researchers publish study on learned behaviors in C. elegans

Story by Caitlin Sedwick, Department of Molecular Biology Princeton University researchers have... 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... Read more


Artificial intelligence detects a new class of mutations behind autism

Many mutations in DNA that contribute to disease are not in actual genes but instead lie in the 99% of the genome once considered “junk.” Even though scientists have recently come to understand that these vast stretches of DNA... Read more


Wieschaus named fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research has elected Eric Wieschaus, who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, as a fellow of the AACR Academy “for his Nobel Prize-winning identification of genes responsible... Read more


How the fruit fly got its stripes: Researchers explore the precision of embryonic development

The first moments of life unfold with incredible precision. Now, using mathematical tools and the help of fruit flies, researchers at Princeton have uncovered new findings about the mechanisms behind this precision. In a new... Read more


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