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Feeding the World

Feeding the World

Implementing global changes in food production and consumption. Of all the apocalyptic scenarios one can imagine—war, disease, explosion of the sun—one that may not come to mind is humanity’s food system.  Some models predict that our robust food system, which

America’s “New” Oldest Book: Researchers confirm the authenticity of the ancient Mayan Grolier Codex

America’s “New” Oldest Book: Researchers confirm the authenticity of the ancient Mayan Grolier Codex

Despite its bizarre origin story, the Grolier Codex is not only genuine, but also is the oldest surviving book in the Americas.

PITCH In Full Swing

PITCH In Full Swing

What can a biologist do with ten million dollars?  Find new therapies for cancer?  Treat inflammatory illnesses?  Fight infectious diseases? Established in 2015, the Program in Innovative Therapeutics for Connecticut’s Health (PITCH) is working to accomplish all of these goals. 

Revealing the Human Catalogue: Eight-year effort to catalogue human genetic variation comes to an end

Revealing the Human Catalogue: Eight-year effort to catalogue human genetic variation comes to an end

Does genetic mutation inevitably cause disease? After eight years of research, the 1000 Genomes Project has found that healthy humans show much more variation than previously thought.