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Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Whitehead Institute) is a nonprofit research organization founded in 1982 by Edwin C. Whitehead and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. David Baltimore, a Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine and biology professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), helped create the Whitehead Institute according to the founder’s goal: an independent and self-governing institution made up of the world’s finest biomedical researchers, gathered under one roof and closely affiliated with an academic institution. The Whitehead Institute is governed by Director David C. Page and a 17-member board of directors chaired by Charles D. Ellis.

Whitehead Institute researchers focus on fundamental questions in biology within diverse fields, including stem cell research, immunology, developmental biology, cancer research, regenerative medicine, genetics, and genomics. The ...

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