Contact: Matt Fearer
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Caption: A dual yeast and human stem cell discovery platform for Parkinson's disease: Investigations in simple baker's yeast cells brought to light abnormalities in Parkinson's patient neurons and identified genes and small molecules that correct them. Yeast chemical genetics identified the targeted pathway, conserved from yeast to human cells, of one such molecule.
Credit: Tom DiCesare/Whitehead Institute
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