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Helping plants pump iron
Salk researchers identify genetic variants that help plants grow in low-iron environments, which could improve crop yields
May 24, 2017
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Novel tool confers targeted, stable editing of epigenome in human stem cells
New Salk technology adds methyl groups at specific positions on DNA, allowing targeted gene correction of aberrant epigenetic disorders
May 4, 2017
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Inside Salk Magazine
Spring 2017 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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“Exercise-in-a-pill” boosts athletic endurance by 70 percent
Sedentary mice given the drug ran longer without training
May 2, 2017
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Salk promotes two dynamic scientists who study the microbiome and neurobiology
Janelle Ayres and Axel Nimmerjahn were each promoted to the rank of associate professor
April 24, 2017
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MEET A SCIENTIST
Tony Hunter
American Cancer Society Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
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SYMPHONY AT SALK
Featuring special guest David Foster
Join us August 26, 2017 for a concert under the stars
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Inside Salk Magazine
A Masterful Design
Maintaining the Salk Institute's iconic architectural vision

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EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
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Salk Institute welcomes new trustees Jay T. Flatley and Joon Yun
Chaired by Ted Waitt, the Salk Board helps drive the strategic direction of the Institute
April 21, 2017
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Identical twins; not-so-identical stem cells
A new twin study sheds light on what causes reprogrammed stem cells to have different epigenetic patterns
April 18, 2017
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Salk’s research center on aging receives additional $3 million gift from Glenn Foundation for Medical Research
April 10, 2017
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Salk scientists expand ability of stem cells to regrow any tissue type
The new technique, which allows scientists to generate both embryonic and non-embryonic tissues from cultured stem cells, is a step toward growing donor organs and replacement tissues to combat aging and diseases
April 6, 2017
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Salk researcher Eiman Azim named Searle scholar
April 4, 2017
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New method predicts who will respond to lithium therapy
Scientists at Salk develop tool to gauge success of preferred treatment for bipolar disorder
March 20, 2017
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Hard choices? Ask your brain’s dopamine
Salk researchers learn how dopamine governs ongoing decisions, yielding insights into Parkinson’s, drug addiction
March 9, 2017