Fundamentals February 2020

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Latest Research Findings from the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.

Making the Perfect Match

Ada Hamosh and Nara Sobreira have dedicated their careers to finding the genetic culprits of rare conditions. Over the years, finding answers for people with some of the most perplexing genetic conditions has tested these leading scientists’ resolve, but their combined ingenuity and experience has paid off with answers for hundreds of families. To help move the field forward, they developed an online tool that is used around the globe to speed the discovery process and connect the work of genetic investigators.

Ada Hamosh and Nara Sobreira

Articles in this Issue

  • Q&A — 7 Pieces of Advice for Promoting Gender Equity at Johns Hopkins

    Neuroscience doctorate student Emily Han reflects on her experience as a female scientist and shares seven lessons learned from Johns Hopkins biophysicist Karen Fleming at the Gender Equity in Science at Hopkins workshop.

    women scientists
  • Image of the Month: The Jewelry Box of Life

    This 3D rendering of a eukaryotic cell is modeled using data from X-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance and cryo-electron microscopy. The photo is part of a series that appears in the “Images from Science 3” exhibition, which is currently showing in the Turner Concourse at the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus through March 20. The exhibit is open to the public.

    3D rendering of eukaryotic cell
  • Video of the Month: How Tattoos Work

    Watch: While many people have tattoos, it is not commonly known how they work. This animation was created to explain the biology behind your ink. Animation by Casey Garr.

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