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Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campuses in Long Island and in Suzhou, China. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and programs for middle and high school students and teachers.

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Lacrosse team raises money for autism research

Lacrosse team raises money for autism research

September 14, 2018

Members of Montclair Kimberley Academy's lacrosse team raised over $2,000 to support autism research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory....

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Predicting how splicing errors impact disease risk

Predicting how splicing errors impact disease risk

August 30, 2018

New research helps correlate genetic mutations with errors in RNA splicing that can cause serious illness...

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Killer disease, miracle drug

Killer disease, Miracle drug

The story of a child’s illness, a scientist’s quest, and the circumstances that made possible the successful development of a life-saving treatment

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Science Walking Tour

Science Walking Tour

Saturday, September 22, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Come take a scientist-guided walking tour of our 120-acre waterside campus and find out about the Lab’s 127 years of pioneering discoveries.

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The Message: A play about the discovery of messenger RNA

The Message: A play about the discovery of messenger RNA

Friday, October 5, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

After the discovery of the structure of DNA by Watson and Crick, the race was on to discover how the information encoded in the sequence of DNA is...

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Saturday DNA! The Magic of Microscopes

Saturday DNA! The Magic of Microscopes

Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our world is full of living diversity that can be seen by the naked eye. However, so much more exists beyond our physical ability to see. Join us to..

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<em>Base Pairs</em> Episode 17: Genomes, justice, and the journey here

Base Pairs Episode 17: Genomes, justice, and the journey here

A look at how gene-mapping works, what scientists can tell by looking at your genome, and what it means for your privacy....

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