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The new diagnostic works by identifying cancer-associated proteins and DNA in patient blood.

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CRISPR Trial for Cancer Patients Proposed

By | January 19, 2018

US researchers could become the first outside China to use the gene-editing technique in the clinic. 

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The BMJ inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.

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Image of the Day: Van Gogh Microscopy

By | January 10, 2018

Scientists identify the cells that give rise to the soft tissue cancer rhabdomyosarcoma. 

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Image of the Day: See You Later!

By | January 8, 2018

Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow. 

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Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses

By | January 5, 2018

Signaling pathways triggered by the mother’s immune system may cause complications during fetal development.

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Alcohol Damages Mouse DNA

By | January 3, 2018

A byproduct of alcohol consumption causes mutations in the DNA of mouse blood stem cells, and some of the breaks are not repaired.

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The goal is to house patients’ follicles in a specially designed tissue matrix and reinsert them after treatment.

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High-Throughput Epigenetics Analyses

By | January 1, 2018

Emerging technologies help researchers draw mechanistic links between metabolism and epigenetic modification of DNA.

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Contributors

By | January 1, 2018

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2018 issue of The Scientist.

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