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Week in Review: May 23–27

By | May 27, 2016

Potential link between microbial infection and Alzheimer’s disease; CRISPR-enabled cell lineage tracing; image irregularities lead to anticipated retraction; brain glucose metabolism and consciousness; exploring emotional contagion; Zika-related microcephaly risk estimated

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FDA Approves Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy

By | May 23, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration greenlights Roche’s Tecentriq, which blocks a protein that obstructs the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.

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Week in Review: May 16–20

By | May 20, 2016

Genetic overlap among phenotypes; National Academies on GE crops; hundreds of antibiotic candidates synthesized; an unintended effect of antibiotic treatment in stem cell recipients; giraffe genome; psilocybin shows promise for depression; Senate considers embryo-editing research

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Certain drugs could worsen graft-versus-host disease in stem cell transplant patients, scientists show.

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Genetic Connections Among Human Traits

By | May 16, 2016

A study identifies genetic variants that are linked to multiple phenotypes.

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image: Week in Review: May 9–13

Week in Review: May 9–13

By | May 13, 2016

Zika causes microcephaly in mice; studying organoids grown from CRISPR-edited cells; chloroquine combats Zika virus in vitro; narrow-spectrum antibotic spares the microbiome; eukaryotic organism without mitochondria found

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Sea Star Comeback?

By | May 9, 2016

Hordes of baby sea stars on the Pacific coast survived the summer and winter of 2015—promising news about populations that have been devastated by a wasting disease.

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image: Week in Review: May 2–6

Week in Review: May 2–6

By | May 6, 2016

Directing chromosome recombination with CRISPR; breast milk and the newborn microbiome; growing “unculturable” gut bacteria; one reason why some plants live so long; Zika updates

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Breast Milk Primes Gut for Microbes

By | May 5, 2016

Maternal antibodies engender a receptive gut environment for beneficial bacteria in newborn mice.

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Transparency Now

By | May 1, 2016

Science is messy. So lay it out, warts and all.

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