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Muscling in on chromosomal clusters

By | August 29, 2002

Genes expressed in worm muscle are found in clusters throughout the genome.

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Preparedness council meets

By | August 29, 2002

HHS advisors discuss bioterrorism defense and response.

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RAF, RAS and mismatch repair

By | August 29, 2002

genes but never both.

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Australia mulls stem cell law

By | August 28, 2002

Researchers are still waiting for clear legislation.

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HIV favors active genes

By | August 28, 2002

HIV-1 chooses active genes and local hotspots for integration in the human genome.

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Animal applications easier

By | August 27, 2002

New NIH policy streamlines grant procedure for animal research.

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BRCA1 enhances repair

By | August 27, 2002

The BRCA1 protein specifically enhances the global genomic repair pathway and induces DNA repair gene expression.

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Chicken flu circumvents cytokines

By | August 27, 2002

The avian H5N1 influenza virus outbreak in Hong Kong in 1997 proved to be highly virulent when first transmitted to humans, but the reasons for this virulence have remained unclear. In August 26 Nature Medicine, Sang Heui Seo and colleagues at St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, USA, show that lethal H5N1 influenza viruses, unlike other human, avian and swine influenza viruses, are resistant to the antiviral effects of interferons and tumor necrosis factor α (Nat Med 2002, DOI:10

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Monsanto's misery

By | August 27, 2002

The GM giant scales down its plans for growth in Europe in the face of public opposition to its products.

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Parkinson's Disease initiative

By | August 27, 2002

NIEHS awards multi-center grant to study gene-environment connections.

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