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Passing the torch

Passing the torch

A shared life in research inspires $2.5 million gift to aid young scientists

When Franklin H. Top Jr., M.D., and his wife, Lois Top, M.N.Ed., paid a visit to the School of Medicine recently, it was a homecoming for them both. In the late 1950s, Lois was a nursing student at the University of Connecticut and living in a dormitory the program maintained then near Grace-New Haven Hospital (now Yale-New Haven Hospital), the hospital where she was born. Franklin, her husband-to-be, had earned an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Yale College and was working toward...

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Acquisition of Bayer site will accelerate biomedical research

Acquisition of Bayer site will accelerate biomedical research

Yale University’s recent purchase of the 136-acre Bayer HealthCare campus in the municipalities of West Haven and Orange, Conn., offers the School of Medicine an unprecedented opportunity to expand and quicken the pace of its biomedical research programs, school officials say.

Yale President Richard C. Levin announced the acquisition, which includes 550,000 square feet of laboratory space, on June 13.

“Yale is already...

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International effort rewrites the book on the human genome

International effort rewrites the book on the human genome

When the Human Genome Project wrapped up in 2003, the world got its first complete instruction manual on how to build a human. The only problem? No one knew how to read most of it.

That’s because just a tiny fraction of the 3 billion letters in the manual form words that can be...

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