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Josh Sanes wins Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Awarded by the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, “Sanes is being recognized for his numerous contributions to our understanding of synapse development. It was Sanes who focused the power of molecular genetics toward understanding how synapses are built.”

Single-Cell Profiles of Retinal Ganglion Cells Differing in Resilience to Injury Reveal Neuroprotective Genes

Nicholas M.Tran, Karthik Shekhar, Irene E.Whitney, Anne Jacobi, Inbal Benhar, Guosong Hong, Wenjun Yan, Xian Adiconis, McKinzie E. Arnold, Jung Min Lee, Joshua Z. Levin, Dingchang Lin, Chen Wang, Charles M. Lieber, Aviv Regev, Zhigang He, Joshua R. Sanes

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