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Mutations Linked to Secondary Cancers

By Jef Akst | April 4, 2017

Childhood cancer survivors with mutations in certain cancer-risk genes have a higher risk of developing additional neoplasms later in life, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.

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At the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting, researchers discuss the importance of understanding the epigenetic contributors to cancer progression and treatment response.

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Fat’s Influence on Cancer

By Jef Akst | April 3, 2017

Researchers at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting discuss the roles of adipose tissue and inflammation in the growth and spread of tumors.

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Aedes aegypti Genome Assembled From Scratch

By Diana Kwon | March 27, 2017

Scientists use a new technique to piece together the mosquito’s full genome.

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Oxford University to Study Marijuana

By Kerry Grens | March 20, 2017

Academics partner with a biotech firm to investigate cannabinoids and develop potential therapeutics.

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Tasmanian Devil Cancer Immunotherapy

By Bob Grant | March 13, 2017

Researchers in Australia claim to have successfully used immunotherapy to treat devil facial tumor disease.

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House Bill Could Help Employers Dodge GINA

By Joshua A. Krisch | March 13, 2017

HR 1313 could circumvent protections offered by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, enabling employers to incentivize employee sharing of genetic and other medical information.

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Study: Most Long Noncoding RNAs Likely Functional

By Kerry Grens | March 2, 2017

Nearly 20,000 lncRNAs identified in human cells may play some role in cellular activities.

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Smallest Cas9 Ortholog Reported

By Tracy Vence | February 23, 2017

Researchers demonstrate the delivery of AAV-packaged CRISPR-CjCas9 into the muscles and eyes of mice.

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Hybrid Mammoth Embryo Coming Soon?

By Joshua A. Krisch | February 21, 2017

Harvard geneticist George Church says that he will likely be able to create a hybrid wooly mammoth-elephant embryo in the near future.

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