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Research

Harvard Researchers Trace Embryo Development

Harvard researchers—using zebrafish and frog embryos as models—have traced the process by which a single cell builds a complete organism.

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Features

Polling Shows Strong Union Support Among Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences Students

Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences students were much more likely to vote to unionize in Harvard’s election last week than were Sciences and Engineering and Applied Sciences students.

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FAS

New FAS Policy Restricts Professors’ Ability to Hold Public Service Positions

Some professors believe the measures, meant to ensure faculty members' "professional loyalty" remains with Harvard, are too stringent.

Cora Dvorkin
Sciences Division

Physics Prof. Dvorkin Named 2018 Harvard Scientist of the Year

Assistant Physics professor Cora Dvorkin was named the 2018 Harvard Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations last month.

Chemistry Professor Aspuru-Guzik
FAS

Chemistry Professor Aspuru-Guzik to Leave Harvard

Chemistry Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik will leave Harvard to join the faculty of the University of Toronto this summer.

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Sciences Division

Bloxham To Step Down as Dean of Science

Bloxham, who studies how planets generate magnetic fields, was first appointed FAS divisional dean for physical sciences in Aug. 2006.

FAS

Sciences Faculty Remember Stephen Hawking

Hawking, who died last Wednesday at the age of 76, was a renowned English theoretical physicist and cosmologist.

George Church: Wild Biotech
Sciences Division

Harvard Researchers Link Personal Genomics to Blockchain Technology

The company hopes to address challenges facing the field of personal genomics, a discipline that maps individuals’ genetic blueprints.

William James Hall
Sciences Division

Professors to Examine Proposed Cognitive Science Concentration

Harvard’s Mind Brain and Behavior Interfaculty Initiative hopes to create interdisciplinary “cognitive science” undergraduate courses by 2020.

SEAS
FAS

Harvard Researchers Design Shark-Inspired Airfoil

Researchers from Harvard and the University of South Carolina have developed a new kind of airfoil, inspired by shark skin, that may improve lift in aircrafts.

FAS

Physics Department Celebrates Julian Schwinger’s Life and Work

Former colleagues and students of Julian S. Schwinger remembered the late physicist for giving exceptional lectures.

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Sciences Division

Botanists at Arnold Arboretum Discover New Hemlock Species

Botanists at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum discovered a new species of Eastern Asian hemlock tree with a natural resistance to a notorious invasive insect.

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Sciences Division

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Research

UC Berkeley Appeals Broad Institute CRISPR Patent

UC Berkeley filed an appeal that challenges the Harvard-affiliated Broad Institute for the rights to CRISPR, a groundbreaking gene-editing technology.

David Keith
Research

Harvard Researchers Launch Solar Geoengineering Moonshot

​Harvard scientists have launched a research program into “solar geoengineering,” a controversial technique with the ultimate goal of reversing climate change.

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