New & Noteworthy

The Lasker Foundation publishes science news and videos to inspire readers to support medical research. Browse by categories to find our recurring series, or by topics to find articles that interest you.

An interview with Nancy Wexler

March 10, 2020

In the first chapter of a multipart interview, Nancy Wexler shares her family’s history with Huntington's disease and explains why she chose to dedicate her life to researching this genetic disorder.

Eric Kandel: Learning about the human brain from sea slugs

March 10, 2020

Kandel discusses how studying an unusual model organism helped reveal mechanisms underlying learning and memory.

J. Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus: Partnering to uncover human cancer-causing genes

March 10, 2020

Bishop and Varmus share their personal and professional journeys that led to the discovery that oncogenes are present in normal cells.

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