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Blog Post Q&A: How Do the Same Genes Make Different Humans? Geneticist Tuuli Lappalainen of the New York Genome Center explains how genes are regulated in the genome, and what that proc... Blog Post Neil deGrasse Tyson Receives NAS Public Welfare Medal National Academy of Sciences has awarded its highest honor to astrophysicist, author, and director of the Museum’s Hayden Pla... Blog Post Turning Toxins Into Medicine: Q&A With Mandë Holford Predatory cone snails hunt with a variety of lethal venoms, but those toxins could be stepping stones for next-generation med... Blog Post Curator Michael Shara On 25 Years of Hubble A Museum curator looks back on his work with the Hubble Space Telescope 25 years after the launch of the iconic instrument.   Q&A: John Burroughs Medal Winner Sherry Simpson on Living With Bears The winner of the 2015 John Burroughs Medal for nature writing says the reality of living alongside these complex animals is... Blog Post Q&A: Curator Nancy Simmons on Her New Bat Book Curator Nancy Simmons talks about how technology is improving fieldwork, the process of writing her new book, and some of her... Blog Post Q&A: Mapping the Urban Microbiome What does the genetic fingerprint of New York City look like? Microbiome researcher Chris Mason, who recently gave a talk at... Blog Post SciCafe Goes to Papua New Guinea At the March SciCafe, Museum researchers will recount their time in a remote area of Papua New Guinea. Here, ornithologist Pa... Blog Post Geneticist Rob DeSalle on the Biology of Race Museum Curator Rob DeSalle, an evolutionary geneticist who is co-author of Race? Debunking a Scientific Myth, recently answer... Blog Post A Q&A about Our DNA with Geneticist Spencer Wells On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Curator Rob DeSalle will moderate a discussion of the methods, results, and implications of DNA... Blog Post The Making of Natural Histories: A Q&A with Tom Baione Most of us are deluged daily with hundreds of images on billboards and screens of all sizes. But natural history illustration... Blog Post Joe Rao on Comet ISON and Weather Forecasting On Tuesday, November 26, Rao speaks at the Hayden about the Comet ISON, which on Thanksgiving Day will be passing within just...
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