Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, (CSHL) traces its roots to 1890. It is presently located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. The private, not for profit lab scientists from the Carnegie Institution of Department of Genetics have made significant contributions in the study and treatment of genetics and medicine. Recently, The Watson School of Biological Sciences was established which employs 400 scientists. CSHL has an educational and research component. CSHL has eight Nobel Laureates who have been associated with the lab. Many break-through discoveries have been made at CSHL. Among the discoveries is the work by John D. Watson who co-discovered the double helix structure of DNA with Francis Crick. Robert J. Roberts received the Nobel Prize for the co-discovery of introns and RNA splicing. CSHL requires all inquiries from the media and public go through Mr. Tarr, e-mail provided.

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One Bungtown Road Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 516-367-8800
Website
http://www.cshl.edu/index.html
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Genetic 'usual suspects' identified in researchers' new list

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How a sleeping cancer awakens and metastasizes

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Predicting how splicing errors impact disease risk

No one knows how many times in a day, or even an hour, the trillions of cells in our body need to make proteins. But we do know that it's going on all the time, on a massive scale. We also know that every time this happens, ...

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