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Imaging a killer

An international team of researchers has obtained the first ever atom-level structural insights into Httex1, a part of the gene that is thought to cause the devastating neurological disorder Huntington’s disease.
Mark S. Wrighton

Wrighton to conclude term as Washington University chancellor

Mark S. Wrighton, chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, has announced his intention to conclude his term as chancellor, effective no later than July 1, 2019. Wrighton, who has served in the role since 1995, shared the news with the university’s Board of Trustees at its fall meeting Oct. 6.

Celebrating 20 years of Hand Print Workshop

Over the last two decades, printmaker Dennis O’Neil has collaborated with artists from around the world while helping to expand the limits of screen print technology. Beginning Oct. 5, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will present “Process & Innovation: 20 Years of Partnerships in Print at Hand Print Workshop International.”