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Two large-scale studies reveal new insights into the genomic characteristics of childhood cancers.

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Opinion: Share Your Data

By Michael P. Milham, Arno Klein, and Cameron Craddock | October 24, 2017

Our analysis of a collection of open-access datasets quantifies their benefit to the scientific community.

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Famed Pediatric Endocrinologist Dies

By Kerry Grens | December 6, 2016

Melvin Grumbach, a clinician and researcher who described the hormonal dynamics of puberty and numerous endocrine disorders, has passed away at age 90.

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Examining the tragedies of several families who each lost multiple children, two teams of researchers reveal a previously unappreciated role for a mitochondrial enzyme.

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A Studious Survivor

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2016

Meet Lauren Bendesky, the teen who beat neuroblastoma and is now on her way to becoming a pediatric oncologist who treats and studies other kids with cancer.

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Cancer Be Damned

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2016

Teenager Lauren Bendesky turned her cancer diagnosis on its head, using herself as a research subject to test potential therapies.

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Stem Cell Therapy In Utero

By Kerry Grens | October 13, 2015

An upcoming clinical trial aims to correct for a disease of fragile bones in affected babies before they are born.

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Island Disease

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2012

People living on islands in the Norwegian Sea suffer from an unusually high rate of certain genetic diseases and health issues, making the population ripe for research.

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How the Pediatric Laws Work

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2012

The Pediatric Research Equity Act (PREA) of 2003 requires that companies developing new drugs that could be used to treat a condition in children perform clinical trials in kids before winning FDA approval. 

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Kiddy Meds

By Cristina Luiggi | January 19, 2012

Hundreds of new drugs for kids are in the horizon

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