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RESEARCH

AT SALK

GENETICS

Inmany ways, we are our genes.

At

Salk, we explain the role of genes in

everything fromhow tumors form to

why certain people are at higher risk

for neurological disorders.

METABOLISM

At Salk, we are working to understand

humanmetabolismandwhat happens

when this biological systembreaks

down. The problem is important

as the

burden of diabetes on society increases.

MICROBIOME

We are not alone: the human body is

home to trillions of bacteria. At Salk,

we are exploring how this community

of bacteria helps us stay healthy, and

howwemight help it fight disease.

PLANT BIOLOGY

Tomatch human population growth,

world agricultural productionmust

double over the next quarter century.

We study plants so that humans will have

the food, clothing, energy andmedicines

they need now and in the future.

NEUROSCIENCE

We are entering a new era in

neuroscience where our knowledge

of the brain is beginning tomatch

the urgent need to prevent and treat

diseases of the brain.

CANCER

We are rapidly demystifying cancers

and leading the search for the next

generation of targeted cancer therapies.

We see a future where every cancer

and every patient has a cure.

In the last fewmonths,

Salk scientists have had

groundbreaking work

published in top journals

and covered in notable

media outlets. Read on

to learn more.

DISCOVERIES

2 INSIDE SALK

SUMMER 2016

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