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Retracing Steps

By Aimee Swartz | November 11, 2013

Sage Bionetworks aims to show that transparency and sharing are key to ensuring research reproducibility.

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Bacterial DNA in Human Genomes

By Ed Yong | June 20, 2013

A new study finds strong evidence that bacteria can transfer genes into human genomes, especially in cancer cells.

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Identifying Spurious Cancer Mutations

By Dan Cossins | June 19, 2013

Researchers reveal why analyses of cancer-causing mutations are riddled with false positives and demonstrate a new approach that eliminates the problem.

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Week in Review: April 8-12

By Jef Akst | April 12, 2013

Hot topics from the AACR meeting; the ongoing debate about pesticides’ effects on bees; a treasure trove of baby dinos; conservation on social media

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Sequencing Cancer

By Jef Akst | April 9, 2013

This month’s AACR attendees, including National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, discuss new approaches to cancer research using whole genome sequencing.

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Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow

By Tomasz M. Beer | April 1, 2013

Advances in genomics and cancer biology will alter the design of human cancer studies.

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Making Cancer More Transparent

By Mary Beth Aberlin | April 1, 2013

A decade into the age of genomics, science is generating a flood of data that will help in the quest to eradicate the disease.

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Up, Up, and Array

By Megan Scudellari | April 1, 2013

By scrutinizing gene expression profiles instead of individual oncogenes, Todd Golub launched a powerful platform for diagnosing, classifying, and treating cancer.

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Models of Transparency

By Joan K. Heath, David Langenau, Kirsten C. Sadler, and Richard White | April 1, 2013

Researchers are taking advantage of small, transparent zebrafish embryos and larvae—and a special strain of see-through adults—to understand the development and spread of cancer.

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Non-coding Mutations May Drive Cancer

By Dan Cossins | January 24, 2013

The majority of human melanomas contain mutations in a gene promoter, suggesting mutations in regulatory regions may spur some cancers.

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