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Institute Director David Page explains a new study reporting differences in gene expression between males & females in five mammal species that help explain sex differences in human height.
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Institute Director David Page explains a new study reporting differences in gene expression between males & females in five mammal species that help explain sex differences in human height. . . . . #biology #research #science #scientists #video #expl

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A new study in Science led by Sahin Naqvi in Institute Director David Page’s lab shows differences in gene expression conserved in mammal evolution that help explain sex differences in average height. Linda Strausbaugh, professor emerita af the University of Connecticut, created this image of students posing for a “human bar graph” of heights. Despite the overlap in heights between males and females, there’s a 13 cm (5 inch) difference in average height between males and females. The gene expression differences identified in the Page lab’s study help explain a large amount of this difference, which has been a challenge to explain in the past. Read more about the study at the link in our bio.
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Image: Linda Strausbaugh
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A new study in Science led by Sahin Naqvi in Institute Director David Page’s lab shows differences in gene expression conserved in mammal evolution that help explain sex differences in average height. Linda Strausbaugh, professor emerita af the Unive

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What led scientists from Whitehead Institute to go and catch fireflies in a park in New Jersey? Find out in our multimedia feature on firefly research at the link in our profile.
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What led scientists from Whitehead Institute to go and catch fireflies in a park in New Jersey? Find out in our multimedia feature on firefly research at the link in our profile. . . . . . #fireflies #firefly #biology #research #science #scientists #

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Having trained them in pipetting last week, Don Pinkerton of Revere HS puts Expedition: Bio to work in solving a “mystery” with DNA evidence, with some help from @minipcr. The students carried out PCR amplification of DNA samples to see if any of them have a particular mutation. The class is able to see a live readout of the PCR reaction on the projector (second photo.) Then, running the gels with the PCR-amplified DNA, the students see a mutation they were looking for in one of their samples: success! .
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Having trained them in pipetting last week, Don Pinkerton of Revere HS puts Expedition: Bio to work in solving a “mystery” with DNA evidence, with some help from @minipcr. The students carried out PCR amplification of DNA samples to see if any of the

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Our Expedition: Bio students see the world through the microscope — making foldoscopes with Wendy Salmon and working with fruit flies under dissecting scopes with Emir Avilés-Pagán.
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Our Expedition: Bio students see the world through the microscope — making foldoscopes with Wendy Salmon and working with fruit flies under dissecting scopes with Emir Avilés-Pagán. . . . #stem #stemeducation #k12 #middleschool #sciencecamp #teaching

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Tim Fallon of the Weng lab discusses the evolutionary surprise he and colleagues found when they investigated how bioluminescence evolved in fireflies and other glowing beetles.
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Check out our multimedia feature on firefly research at the link in our bio.
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Tim Fallon of the Weng lab discusses the evolutionary surprise he and colleagues found when they investigated how bioluminescence evolved in fireflies and other glowing beetles. . Check out our multimedia feature on firefly research at the link in ou

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On a field trip to Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Expedition: Bio students observed trees, birds, and toads — and climbed a tower. The team recorded its observations to contribute to citizen science efforts like @Team_eBird. .
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On a field trip to Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Expedition: Bio students observed trees, birds, and toads — and climbed a tower. The team recorded its observations to contribute to citizen science efforts like @team_ebird. . . #citizenscience #stem #stemeduc

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Young lab alum Abe Weintraub connects with a pitch for a triple in the @whiteheadinstitute Biohazards’ softball game last evening. While the ’Hazards posted their first loss of the regular season this week, they’re looking strong as the playoffs approach.
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Young lab alum Abe Weintraub connects with a pitch for a triple in the @whiteheadinstitute Biohazards’ softball game last evening. While the ’Hazards posted their first loss of the regular season this week, they’re looking strong as the playoffs appr

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Don Pinkerton (Revere HS) leads Expedition: Bio through their first experience with gel electrophoresis. Last pic shows one of the gels that is ready to run — looks sharp! This activity is called Rainbow Gel Lab for a reason. .
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Don Pinkerton (Revere HS) leads Expedition: Bio through their first experience with gel electrophoresis. Last pic shows one of the gels that is ready to run — looks sharp! This activity is called Rainbow Gel Lab for a reason. . . . #stem #stemeducati

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The science of gummy bears: our Expedition: Bio students are learning about osmosis through experiments with candy. .
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The science of gummy bears: our Expedition: Bio students are learning about osmosis through experiments with candy. . . . #stem #stemeducation #k12 #middleschool #sciencecamp #teaching #osmosis #chemistry #science #scientists #research #biology #plan

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When our Expedition: Bio students identify organisms in pond water, some of the animals get personal names as well as species IDs, like this backswimmer named Bob.
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When our Expedition: Bio students identify organisms in pond water, some of the animals get personal names as well as species IDs, like this backswimmer named Bob. . . . #stem #stemeducation #k12 #middleschool #sciencecamp #plant #plants #science #sc

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It’s time for Expedition: Bio, our summer science program for middle schoolers! This morning, the students delved into the plant world by extracting DNA, studying cell division, and using chromatography to examine plant extracts.
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It’s time for Expedition: Bio, our summer science program for middle schoolers! This morning, the students delved into the plant world by extracting DNA, studying cell division, and using chromatography to examine plant extracts. . . . #stem #stemedu

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For all of fireflies’ appeal, they are a difficult animal to work with in the lab, and much of their biology remains shrouded in mystery. Graduate student Tim Fallon took on the task of raising fireflies in the lab to better understand their ability to glow, which comes from an enzyme called luciferase and a small molecule—the fuel for the reaction—called luciferin. Luciferase-luciferin has many applications, and along with tracking gene expression it has also been used to track cancer metastasis, monitor medical treatment efficacy, and check for microbial contamination—including on space vehicles such as the Mars Curiosity Rover.
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While the gene encoding luciferase has been identified, luciferin is thought to be created through a process involving multiple genes, and the complete set of those genes is unknown, as are the steps involved in the production of luciferin. When Fallon joined Jing-Ke Weng’s lab @whiteheadinstitute, he convinced Weng that investigating the unknowns of the small molecule luciferin was worth pursuing as a research project.
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Rearing fireflies in captivity is difficult in part because each stage of their life cycle has different requirements. Fallon rears the fireflies in a small room separate from the main space of the Weng lab. The room is tightly packed with supplies and various aquariums: Fallon must move the firefly specimens between environments as they go through their lifecycle. There is tinfoil over the windows so when he switches the lights off the room becomes a darkroom, where he can observe the fireflies flashing.
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Read more about firefly research @whiteheadinstitute at the link in our profile.
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Firefly photo: Radim Schreiber / fireflyexperience.org. Rover image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
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For all of fireflies’ appeal, they are a difficult animal to work with in the lab, and much of their biology remains shrouded in mystery. Graduate student Tim Fallon took on the task of raising fireflies in the lab to better understand their ability

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In our new multimedia feature, learn how @WhiteheadInst researchers have studied fireflies to advance biomedical research—and helped uncover the surprising story of how fireflies evolved the ability to glow. Visit whitehead.atavist.com (link in profile) to explore the feature.
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Video: Radim Schreiber / fireflyexperience.org
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In our new multimedia feature, learn how @whiteheadinst researchers have studied fireflies to advance biomedical research—and helped uncover the surprising story of how fireflies evolved the ability to glow. Visit whitehead.atavist.com (link in profi

#WorldFireflyDay is observed this weekend. In Jing-Ke Weng's lab, Tim Fallon raised Japanese aquatic fireflies (Aquatica lateralis) to study their bioluminescence. Explore their lifecycle in this video, and stay tuned for more on fireflies @whiteheadinstitute.
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Learn more about #WorldFireflyDay at fireflyersinternational.net. .
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#worldfireflyday is observed this weekend. In Jing-Ke Weng's lab, Tim Fallon raised Japanese aquatic fireflies (Aquatica lateralis) to study their bioluminescence. Explore their lifecycle in this video, and stay tuned for more on fireflies @whitehead

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Laura Resteghini (Bartel and Li labs) shares a few stories behind the many rocks in her collection. Our series #BeyondTheLabBench looks at some of the traditions that make the Institute unique. Click on the hashtag for more.
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Laura Resteghini (Bartel and Li labs) shares a few stories behind the many rocks in her collection. Our series #beyondthelabbench looks at some of the traditions that make the Institute unique. Click on the hashtag for more. . . . . . #biology #scien

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Whitehead Institute is closed for Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday!
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Whitehead Institute is closed for Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday! . #summer #boston #cambridgema #july4 . Photo: Gretchen Ertl/Whitehead Institute

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On the Fourth of July, the Carnegie Corporation of New York honors its 2019 group of Great Immigrants. Congratulations to Angelika Amon—a former Whitehead Institute postdoc and fellow who has gone on to many prestigious roles at Koch Institute, MIT, and beyond—on this well-deserved recognition!
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On the Fourth of July, the Carnegie Corporation of New York honors its 2019 group of Great Immigrants. Congratulations to Angelika Amon—a former Whitehead Institute postdoc and fellow who has gone on to many prestigious roles at Koch Institute, MIT,

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