Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Articles by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

How Zika Infection Drives Fetal Demise

by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

An interferon cell receptor spurs cell suicide in mouse fetuses infected with Zika virus and could play a role in certain pregnancy complications

How to Keep Students in Science

by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

According to a new analysis, a year-long course called SEA-PHAGES has had a substantial impact on the way students think about science and themselves

New Enzyme Rewrites the Genome

by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

A new type of DNA editing enzyme, developed in HHMI Investigator David Liu’s lab, lets scientists directly and permanently change single base pairs of DNA from A•T to G•C

Smart Microscope Adapts to Changes in Live Specimens

by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Janelia scientists have developed the first adaptive light-sheet microscope—an instrument that continuously analyzes and adapts to dynamic changes in a specimen and thereby improves spatial resolution

The Genetic History of Ice Age Europe

by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The new genetic data reveal two big changes in prehistoric human populations that are closely linked to the end of the last Ice Age around 19,000 years ago