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David Liu.

A crisper CRISPR

Fewer off-target edits and greater targeting scope bring gene editing technology closer to treating human diseases


Illustration of an ear getting sound signals.

Hidden hearing loss revealed

Two biomarkers of brain function can measure the ability to follow conversations in noisy environments


People dancing.

Jeté into an ionic bond

How graduate student Frederick Moss choreographs a life in science and art


Illustration of double helix and test tube.

The next decade in science

Wyss Institute researchers predict the biggest scientific advances of the 2020s


Engraving of a spine.

Backbone of success

In a first, researchers unveil stem cell models of human spine development


Little girl getting haircut.

New hope for sensory calm

Novel approach to treating tactile hypersensitivity in patients with autism-spectrum disorders


Illustration of stars in space.

The giant in our stars

Interconnected stellar nurseries form the largest gaseous structure ever observed in the Milky Way galaxy


Shadow showing across playground.

Power play

‘High Sees’ architect reasserts how play can impact mental, social development


Words alphabets in scattered wood letters on the table.

The power of positive phrasing

Findings framed as ‘promising,’ ‘novel,’ ‘unique’ — used more often by male researchers — are likelier to be cited


Detail of eye with formulas ghosted over it.

Who’s that girl?

Research suggests men’s ability to recognize famous females depends on their country’s degree of gender equity


Preparing a gene therapy implant in a petri dish

Speeding cell, gene therapy development

Innovative public-private partnership led by Harvard and MIT aims to bolster state’s role as a leading region globally for life sciences