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Feinstein joins the LI Bioscience Hub

By GREGORY ZELLER // The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has joined the ranks of the Long Island Bioscience Hub. The Feinstein Institute, the research wing of the Northwell Health system, becomes the LIBH’s fourth member institution, joining Stony Brook University’s Center for Biotechnology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory. As a partner institution, the Feinstein Institute and its researchers are eligible for funding programs supporting feasibility and proof-of-concept studies. The LIBH, which…


Zach Lippman has big plans for agriculture

By GREGORY ZELLER // You say “tomato.” Zachary Lippman says “scientific breakthrough of global importance.” He doesn’t literally say it, of course. The associate professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is too professional a scientist to jump to such grandiose conclusions. But Lippman’s research on stem cell production in tomato plants has already produced supersized fruits. It’s already attracted the attention of commercial-scale breeders. And it appears to extend to other seed-bearing fruits and even…