In a cross-school collaboration, Harvard researchers Steve McCarroll (left) and Kevin Eggan (right) couple stem cell science with genetics and genomics to advance our understanding of human brain illnesses. Their latest project identified mutations that stem cell lines acquire in culture.
Newly formed cochlear hair cells contain intricate hair bundles with many stereocilia (critical for sensing sound) and other components that are critical for proper function and neural transmission. Photo courtesy of Will McLean
Alex Schier is the author of a recent study on the use of CRISPR to mark cells with a genetic barcode that can be used to track the development of cells and reconstruct their lineages. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Read more about Finding biological barcodes
Current and former HIP interns launch research projects on the same rocket
by Hannah L. Robbins
Mosquitos buzzed in the warm, night air at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Half past midnight on July 18, and still the spectators could not detect activity on the launch pad. In the dark, among fellow scientists and students, Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship Program (HIP) intern Michael Liu waited.