Philanthropist Len Blavatnik returns to Harvard Medical School

One year after the Blavatnik Family Foundation announced a $200 million commitment to Harvard Medical School, philanthropist Len Blavatnik spent the day at HMS visiting with scientists to learn more about research taking place on campus.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Oct. 21, 2019 ~7 min

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New ATAC-seq method from Harvard accelerates single-cell research

Harvard researchers have devised a time-saving method that makes it possible to speed up the process of profiling gene regulation in tens of thousands of individual human cells in a single day, a development that promises to boost genomics research.

Mary Todd Bergman • harvard
June 27, 2019 ~6 min

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New 3D mini brain models accelerate neuroscience research

Research led by scientists at Harvard and the Broad Institute has optimized the process of making human brain “organoids” — miniature 3D organ models — so they consistently follow growth patterns observed in the developing human brain.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
June 5, 2019 ~8 min

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Broad Institute researchers develop 3D mini brain models

Research led by scientists at Harvard and the Broad Institute has optimized the process of making human brain “organoids” — miniature 3D organ models — so they consistently follow growth patterns observed in the developing human brain.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
June 5, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  aviv-regev  basic-research  brain  crispr  doug-melton  neuroscience  organic  paola-arlotta  reproducibility  silvia-velasco  single-cell-sequencing  steven-hyman  yoshiki-sasai

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