CRISPR, A Molecular Technique, Moves Science Forward In Woods Hole

February 7th, 2017 @

By ANDREA F. CARTER, Falmouth Enterprise, Feb 3, 2017 There are close to 6,000 frogs in the National Xenopus Resource Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. The facility, funded by the National Institutes of Health, studies the freshwater African clawed frog and the western clawed frog, Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis, respectively. […]

Q & A with Roger Hanlon | Current Biology Magazine

September 22nd, 2016 @

by Diana Kenney.  Current Biology has published an entertaining, in-depth interview with MBL Senior Scientist Roger Hanlon, who travels the world as a SCUBA diver studying the behavioral ecology of squid, octopus, cuttlefish (the cephalopods) and other marine organisms. CB: Why are you so enamored with cephalopods? Roger Hanlon: They are weird but exciting, and […]

Thinking big: MBL historian reflects on science, policy, and digitization

September 9th, 2016 @

By Raleigh McElvery  The MBL is home to a variety of researchers studying a myriad of life forms, but Jane Maienschein is an expert on one particular, understudied species—a sub-classification of historian known as the “historian of science.” She also happens to be one herself. Maienschein has co-directed the annual Seminar in the History of […]