Biology

Autism is a common child­hood neurodevelop­mental disorder affecting one in 180 children. It is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restric­ted interests and rep­etitive behav­ior. Autism is a complex disease...

On March 28, 2009, a nine-year-old girl visited a clinic near San Diego with a fever and cough. Similar cases of febrile  respiratory illness followed within the next two weeks in several places in California and Texas. At the same time, Mexican...

I arrived at the Institute for Advanced Study in October 2003, after spending two years as a fellow at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, in Geneva, Switzerland. For any theoretical physicist the Institute is a mythical place, and the offer to become a Member presented the possibility of a life-changing experience.

This sketch of earlier attempts to bring biology to the Institute for Advanced Study is not a history. I have not dug into the archives to find official documents and exact dates. I am only recording my own fallible memories of events that I...

By Rafael Pelli, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

The Institute Letter Winter 2008

The new home for The Simons Center for Systems Biology, designed as a wing to the existing Bloomberg Hall, provides office space for Faculty, Members, Visitors, and administrative staff as well as a variety of spaces for formal and informal...

Type A influenza viruses are the only influenza viruses known to have caused human pandemics. The steady advance of one such virus, influenza A(H5N1), commonly known as avian flu, has brought with it fears...

Discoveries in biology historically have been the province of experimentalists. But advances during the past decade in sequencing human and other genomes have brought forth a vast amount of data that has led to the nascent but burgeoning field...

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