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First Data from Anti-Aging Gene Therapy

By | April 25, 2016

A biotech company reports that an experimental treatment elongated its CEO’s telomeres. 

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Circulating Tumor Cells Traverse Tiny Vasculature

By | April 18, 2016

Clusters of tumor-derived cells can pass through narrow channels that mimic human capillaries, scientists show in vitro and in zebrafish.

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Antioxidants Again Linked to Cancer’s Spread

By | April 13, 2016

Certain diabetes drugs with antioxidant properties promote metastasis in mice with existing tumors, researchers report.

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Genetic Resilience

By | April 11, 2016

An analysis of the genomes of nearly 600,000 healthy individuals reveals a handful of people who appear resistant to certain genetic disorders.

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Branching Out

By | April 11, 2016

Researchers create a new tree of life, largely composed of mystery bacteria.

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Minimal Genome Created

By | March 24, 2016

Scientists build a living cellular organism with a genome smaller than any known in nature.

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MYC Helps Cancer Hide

By | March 10, 2016

The transcriptional regulator dampens the immune system’s ability to elicit an antitumor response, a study shows.

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Can Talc Cause Cancer?

By | March 2, 2016

A jury recently awarded $72 million in a talcum-powder–ovarian cancer case, but the data linking the hygiene product to disease risk are inconclusive.

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Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis

By | February 25, 2016

Clinical cases link immune changes to a cancer’s spread through the body, but find no role for so-called “driver” mutations.

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Toward Making Sperm in the Lab

By | February 25, 2016

Researchers devise a technique for creating gametes from murine embryonic stem cells.

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