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Researchers overestimate the reliability of findings from animal studies that are part of the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology.

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The cell-surface receptor, SIRP-alpha, initiates the innate immune response in hosts.  

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Cancer Studies Seem Replicable

By Kerry Grens | June 27, 2017

In the latest findings from the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology, independent researchers achieve results that mirror those of two earlier papers.

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The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium aims to characterize the entire mouse genome, starting first with more than 3,300 genes. 

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By spreading a poison and hoarding the remedy, wtf4 improves its chances of being inherited. 

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Genomic analysis of an oak tree that lived during Napoleon’s time supports the idea that plants somehow avoid the accumulation of mutations in their stem cells.

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Mutation Linked to Longer Life Span in Men

By Jef Akst | June 19, 2017

A deletion in a growth hormone receptor gene is tied to an average of 10 extra years of life among men, but not women, according to a study.

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Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director

By Kerry Grens | June 12, 2017

Ned Sharpless currently leads the cancer center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Gene Mutations Foretell Immunotherapy Response

By Aggie Mika | June 12, 2017

A drug that blocks an immune checkpoint protein effectively treats tumors in patients with deficient DNA repair genes. 

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The publicly available database found nearly a third of samples included mutations targeted by either approved drugs or therapies in clinical trials. 

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