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NIH: Grant Applicants Can Cite Preprints

By | March 27, 2017

In an agency first, the National Institutes of Health provides guidance on citing certain non-peer-reviewed publications in agency proposals and reports.

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Rethinking a Cancer Drug Target

By | March 26, 2017

The results of a CRISPR-Cas9 study suggest that MELK—a protein thought to play a critical role in cancer—is not necessary for cancer cell survival.

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UC Berkeley Receives CRISPR Patent in Europe

By | March 24, 2017

The European Patent Office will grant patent rights over the use of CRISPR in all cell types to a University of California team, contrasting with a recent decision in the U.S.

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Should Healthy People Have Their Exomes Sequenced?

By | March 24, 2017

With its announced launch of a whole-exome sequencing service for apparently healthy individuals, Ambry Genetics is the latest company to enter this growing market. But whether these services are useful for most people remains up for debate.  

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The University of Rhode Island neurotoxicologist and dean came to the U.S. for college in the 1980s. 

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DNA Replication Errors Contribute to Cancer Risk

By | March 23, 2017

A follow-up study confirms that random mutations acquired during normal stem cell division likely play a major role in cancer incidence.

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Pathway to Polio Virulence Revealed

By | March 23, 2017

Using epidemiological and laboratory data, scientists have mapped out a sequence of mutations through which the attenuated oral polio vaccine reverts to a virulent virus.

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Glia Help Regulate Circadian Behaviors

By | March 23, 2017

Scientists confirm that astrocytes are involved in regulating molecular and behavioral circadian rhythms in mice. 

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Mitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.

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Officials at scientific societies and advocacy organizations urge lawmakers to push back against proposed cuts at the NIH and other agencies.

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