Advisory: Smithsonian honors legendary journalist Tom Brokaw with “Great Americans” medal; Brokaw to donate objects reflecting his career to National Museum of American History

Media only:  Melinda Machado      202-633-3129 machadom@si.edu Laura Duff   202-633-3129 duffl@si.edu What:  Tom Brokaw will be honored at the National Museum of American History with the museum’s “Great Americans” medal following an on-stage conversation with Smithsonian Regent David M. Rubenstein. Brokaw will also donate objects related to his journalism career to the museum. …

Scientists Edit Butterfly Wing Spots and Stripes

Knocking Out a Control Gene With CRISPR Technology Explains Biodiversity Evolution September 18, 2017 An international research team working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama knocked out a single control gene in the DNA of seven different butterfly species. In the Sept. 18 Proceedings of the National Academy …