Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
The Harvard Medical School researcher’s work on the genetic basis of protein coding and production led him to make groundbreaking discoveries in immunology, molecular biology, and cancer genetics.
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies

The Harvard Medical School researcher’s work on the genetic basis of protein coding and production led him to make groundbreaking discoveries in immunology, molecular biology, and cancer genetics.

The Harvard Medical School researcher’s work on the genetic basis of protein coding and production led him to make groundbreaking discoveries in immunology, molecular biology, and cancer genetics.

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Hundreds of Inherited Gene Variants Contribute to Cancer
Hundreds of Inherited Gene Variants Contribute to Cancer
Abby Olena | Apr 5, 2018
In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers find more than 850 rare, heritable genetic alterations that can predispose humans to cancer.
Angela Brooks: Splicing Specialist
Angela Brooks: Splicing Specialist
Diana Kwon | Mar 31, 2017
At the University of California, Santa Cruz, the researcher combs the cancer genome, looking for weaknesses.
Peter Nowell, Co-Discoverer of the Philadelphia Chromosome, Dies
Peter Nowell, Co-Discoverer of the Philadelphia Chromosome, Dies
Diana Kwon | Jan 8, 2017
The tumor biologist’s landmark discovery provided the first clear evidence that genetic mutations could lead to cancer, and gave rise to a crucial cancer drug.
Pulling It All Together
Pulling It All Together
Kate Yandell | Mar 31, 2016
Systems-biology approaches offer new strategies for finding hard-to-identify drug targets for cancer.
Another Genetic Cause of Venous Malformations Found
Another Genetic Cause of Venous Malformations Found
Catherine Offord | Mar 30, 2016
Mutations in a cancer gene could account for some cases of disfiguring blood vessel abnormalities, scientists show.
Models of Transparency
Models of Transparency
Joan K. Heath, Richard White, Kirsten C. Sadler, David Langenau | Mar 31, 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.
A Brighter Beacon
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 31, 2012
A novel liquid laser set-up can detect single nucleotide mutations in a cancer gene.
Combing the Cancer Genome
Carina Storrs | Feb 29, 2012
A guided tour through the main online resources for analyzing cancer genomics data
Secrets of Breast Cancer Resistance
Tia Ghose | Jan 4, 2012
A new study shows that breast cancers that become resistant to hormone therapy have different patterns of estrogen receptor binding.