Bio Haven: How Yale and New Haven are building a future together
New Haven’s biotech community has seen fits and starts, but today it is achieving critical mass. Upwards of 50 biotech and medical device companies employ more than 5,000 people in greater New Haven. Yale School of Medicine has been instrumental in the communty's growth.
How fruit fly geneticist Tian Xu is transforming the mouse into a genetics workhorse to reveal the causes of human disease
Sitting in a standard-issue clear plastic cage among hundreds of other white laboratory mice, the piggyBac mouse looks absolutely ordinary, not a bit like an animal poised to turn human genetics research on its head. But when Tian Xu, Ph.D., professor of genetics, switches on an ultraviolet lamp, the mouse emits a faint pink glow—an aura that holds the secret of its transformative power.