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Engineered Biomarkers Could ID Cancer Cells

By Jenny Rood | February 23, 2015

Scientists develop synthetic blood-based biomarkers to amplify tumor signals in a mouse model.

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Exploring the Epigenome

By Jenny Rood | February 18, 2015

A National Institutes of Health-funded consortium publishes 111 reference maps of DNA and histone marks.

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Culturing Changes Cells

By Kerry Grens | February 3, 2015

Within days of their transfer to a dish, a certain epigenetic mark vanishes from mouse cells.

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Sonic Experiment

By Jef Akst | January 29, 2015

An artist takes advantage of muscle-mimicking polymers to manipulate sounds.

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Benefits of Missing MYC

By Kate Yandell | January 22, 2015

Mice engineered to have just one copy of the gene Myc live longer, healthier lives than wild-type animals.

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Stem Cell Divisions Help Explain Cancer Risk

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 1, 2015

An analysis of 31 tissues finds that random mutations acquired during stem cell divisions correlate with lifetime cancer risk.  

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Focus on Sex

By Molly Sharlach | December 29, 2014

In 2014, new research findings and guidelines brought increased attention to biological differences between males and females.

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Vanishing Y Chromosomes

By Molly Sharlach | December 4, 2014

A new study reveals an association between smoking and rates of Y chromosome loss in blood cells, which may explain elevated cancer risk among male smokers.

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Illuminating the Interactome

By Molly Sharlach | November 20, 2014

A massive screen yields the most comprehensive map of binary human protein interactions to date.

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Genome Digest

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 28, 2014

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

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