Benyam Kinde holds his parents responsible for his interest in science—but in a good way.
They encouraged Benyam and his older brother, Isaac, who is also a scientist, to ask and seek answers to their own questions.
It helped that Kinde was born with a desire to learn.
“I enjoy asking questions,” he said.
This spirit of inquiry brought Kinde to Harvard Medical School, where he led investigations that uncovered a novel role of the MECP2 protein—which when mutated leads to the devastating neurodevelopmental disorder, Rett syndrome—in regulating gene expression in the developing brain.
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