Whitehead Institute Podcast
Summary: Each episode features an interview with a Whitehead scientist on a specific topic. Whitehead scientists run pioneering programs in cancer research, immunology, developmental biology, stem cell research, regenerative medicine, genetics and genomics.
An art collector, postdoctoral researcher, painter and Harvard biologist explore the creative aspects of the scientific process.
Researchers have manipulated mouse fibroblasts and turned them into cells with such developmental elasticity that they appear identical to embryonic stem cells.
Organisms ranging from yeast to mice yield surprising insights into human biology.
Learn how a commonly used immunosuppressant could interfere with the formation of sperm and eggs.
Learn how adult stem cells are currently used to treat patients and discover their strengths and limitations.
Many cancer therapeutics were developed before scientists fleshed out the molecular defects responsible for the abnormal behavior of cancer cells. Discover how an understanding of the genetic basis of cancer and the theory of cancer stem cells could lead to new treatments.
Whitehead postdoctoral researchers Leah Cowen and Rob Wheeler discuss work that could change the way we treat opportunistic infections.
In the first episode, Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch, a pioneer of transgenic science, explains what we know about embryonic stem cells.