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Growing Human Eggs

By | June 1, 2012

Germline stem cells discovered in human ovaries can be cultured into fresh eggs.


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Hacking the Genome

By | June 1, 2012

In pondering genome structure and function, evolutionary geneticist Laurence Hurst has arrived at some unanticipated conclusions about how natural selection has molded our DNA.


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Targeting DNA

By | June 1, 2012

After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval.


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Underground Supermodels

By | June 1, 2012

What can a twentysomething naked mole-rat tell us about fighting pain, cancer, and aging?


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Trials Overlook Cancer Spread

By | May 30, 2012

One cancer researcher says that by focusing solely on stalling cancer growth, clinical trials are failing some potentially life-saving drugs that prevent metastasis.


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Cancer Exosomes Promote Metastasis

By | May 29, 2012

Vesicles released by melanoma cells stimulate pro-metastasis behaviors in bone marrow cells.


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The Aging and Inflammation Link

By | May 24, 2012

A protein that keeps the immune response in check leads a double life as an anti-aging factor.


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Fukushima Risk Less Than Feared

By | May 24, 2012

Cancers due to radiation will not increase in Japan, according to studies conducted in the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster.


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Cancer Test Gets Bad Reviews

By | May 22, 2012

US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against a commonly used prostate cancer screening.


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Genome Digest

By | May 22, 2012

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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