Harvard doc says neonatal DNA tests could save young lives

During her Radcliffe fellowship, pediatric oncologist Lisa Diller is studying the implications of genetic testing in newborns, and planning research that focuses on testing babies for gene changes associated with cancers known to strike the very young.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
March 26, 2019 ~6 min

Actor who voices Siri joins Harvard panel on communication

The daylong conference “Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication” at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study explored body communication and included talks on perfumes, tattoos, sign language, dance, and fashion.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
March 5, 2019 ~6 min

At Harvard, a discussion of twins in space

To understand the strain that space flight places on the body, NASA-affiliated researcher Brinda Rana has been examining the molecular changes in the twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly for five years.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Feb. 6, 2019 ~6 min

At Harvard, a discussion of twins in space

To understand the strain that space flight places on the body, NASA-affiliated researcher Brinda Rana has been examining the molecular changes in the twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly for five years.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Feb. 6, 2019 ~6 min

Radcliffe fellow tracks squirrels for insights on human memory

Radcliffe Fellow Lucia Jacobs hopes to gain insights on human memory from her work with squirrels.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Jan. 24, 2019 ~6 min

Radcliffe fellow tracks squirrels for insights on human memory

Radcliffe Fellow Lucia Jacobs hopes to gain insights on human memory from her work with squirrels.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Jan. 24, 2019 ~6 min

Radcliffe hears from astronomer Jill Tarter on search for intelligent life

SETI astronomer Jill Tarter was among the speakers at this year’s Radcliffe science symposium, “The Undiscovered.”

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Nov. 1, 2018 ~8 min

Radcliffe hears from astronomer Jill Tarter on search for intelligent life

SETI astronomer Jill Tarter was among the speakers at this year’s Radcliffe science symposium, “The Undiscovered.”

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Nov. 1, 2018 ~8 min

Serious campus readers share their favorite spooky books for Halloween

In the days before Halloween, we asked Min Jin Lee, Maria Tatar, and other serious campus readers to share with us the stories that have scared them most — and why.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Oct. 29, 2018 ~7 min

Scott McCloud explains the serious business of comics

During Harvard visit, artist Scott McCloud explains how comics can promote a new way of seeing.

Brett Milano • harvard
Oct. 1, 2018 ~5 min

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