L. Mahadevan teamed with M. Venkadesan, of Yale University, to create a mathematical model showing the optimal way to throw. Their research published in the Royal Society Open Science shows the science behind one of the most complex actions humans perform, throwing. SEAS News.
Why are some mice and people monogamous? And, why are monogamous fathers better at parenting? In a study led by Hopi Hoekstra and postdocs, Andrés Bendesky and Jean-Marc Lassance, the answer points to a genetic basis for parental care in monogamous parents that can elvolve independently in males and females. Read more about The Genetic Basis of Parental Care
Pardis Sabeti is part of a scientific team from the Broad Institute, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, that has adapted a CRISPR protein that targets RNA (rather than DNA), for use as a rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive diagnostic tool with the potential to transform research and global public health. Read more about Pardis Sabeti Part of Scientific Team that Adapted CRISPR-Based Diagnostic Platform