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Human Cancer Drugs May Be Effective in Tasmanian Devils

By Shawna Williams | April 9, 2018

A new study reveals similarities between the transmissible cancers that infect the endangered marsupials, and hints at ways to treat them.

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Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.

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Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 23, 2017

Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.

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First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU

By Ashley Yeager | July 14, 2017

Using the mutagenic chemical N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea, researchers confirm the role of a gene in a piglet deformity and identify potential models for human diseases. 

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Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome

By Andrea Anderson | May 23, 2017

Tests so far typically screen for risky patterns that may augment traditional types of clinical data.

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RNAi’s Future in Drug-Target Screening

By Catherine Offord | April 17, 2017

A recent CRISPR study contradicted years of RNA interference research on a well-studied cancer drug target. But is it the last nail in the coffin for RNAi as a screening tool? 

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image: House Bill Could Help Employers Dodge GINA

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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image: Targeting the Noncoding Genome with CRISPR

Targeting the Noncoding Genome with CRISPR

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 29, 2016

Two independent groups demonstrate the utility of CRISPR-based techniques to identify regulatory elements that govern disease-linked genes. 

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image: Targeting Protein Domains with CRISPR

Targeting Protein Domains with CRISPR

By Jenny Rood | May 13, 2015

Researchers use the genome-editing tool to mutate binding pockets and identify potential anti-cancer drug targets.

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image: Mining Existing Drugs for Ebola Treatments

Mining Existing Drugs for Ebola Treatments

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | December 17, 2014

Researchers hope to repurpose already-approved drugs into potential anti-Ebola therapies.

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