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Cancers most commonly arise because of a series of two to five mutations in different genes that combine to cause a tumor. Evidence from a growing number of experiments focused on truncal mutations—the first mutations in a given sequence—suggests a new direction in understanding the...
Sir Michael Atiyah , a former Professor and Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, passed away on the morning of January 11, at the age of 89. As one of the world’s most revered mathematicians, Atiyah produced work that has served as an...
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The Atlantic 's Sarah Zhang shares the story of an unexpected discovery in the dental plaque of a one-thousand-year-old German woman, showing how a team of researchers including Alison Beach , Member (2013–14) and Visitor (2017) in the School of Historical Studies, is using...
Scientists are working to decipher and harness the power of quantum mechanics, but the strange nature of entanglement and other quantum phenomena continues to confound researchers, posing new and mystifying questions. On January 9, 2019, PBS aired “Einstein’s Quantum Riddle,” now available online, featuring Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf , who provides audiences with a deeper understanding of nature’s quantum language.