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The Two Faces of Metastasis

By | April 1, 2012

During development, the cells of an embryo change their pattern of gene expression, which allows them to detach from their original location and migrate to another part of the embryo, where the pattern changes again to allow formation of a new organ.

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Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?

By | April 1, 2012

A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.

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Finding Phenotypes

By | April 1, 2012

Genes shared across species that produce different phenotypes – deafness in humans and directional growth in plants – may reveal new models of disease.

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Courts Re-Examining Gene Patents

By | March 28, 2012

The US Supreme Court ordered patents held by Myriad Genetics to be reviewed further by the Federal Circuit Court.

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More Oversight for Omics Tests

By | March 27, 2012

A new report outlines ways in which omics-based technologies can be shuttled more safely and effectively from the bench to the clinic.

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My DNA, My Results

By | March 22, 2012

Are donors of biological material privy to research results that stem from their donation?

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Debate over RNA Transcription

By | March 19, 2012

Researchers question earlier findings of a new mechanism for gene regulation.

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High Tumor Heterogeneity Confirmed

By | March 9, 2012

One biopsy may not provide enough information about the array of mutations in cancer to devise treatments based on a tumor’s genetic profile.

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New Type of DNA Discovered?

By | March 8, 2012

Small circles of extrachromosomal DNA appear to be widespread in mammals, and may be byproducts of small deletions in the nuclear DNA of somatic cells.

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Genome Digest

By | March 7, 2012

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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