2006 Research Highlights

Validated the characteristic gene expression “signatures,” which distinguish the various developmental choices that can be made by embryonic stem cells.

characterized the proteins present on the surfaces of immune system cells from HapMap cell lines.

Explored how evolution might shape introns — short pieces of DNA that are removed from genes before they are read into proteins.

Developed an improved annotation system that will help to maximize the gene expression data from Affymetrix gene-chips.