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February 1, 2019
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From ‘sea of mutations,’ two possible cancer links rise to the surface

By analyzing data from thousands of patients, Princeton researchers have identified genetic mutations that frequently occur in people with uterine cancer, colorectal cancer or skin cancer — an important step toward using genome sequences to better understand cancer and guide … Continue reading

May 3, 2014
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Mystery of 1918 Pandemic Flu Virus Solved by UA Researchers

University of Arizona researcher Michael Worobey and his team have discovered that the key to understanding influenza pandemics may lie in flu exposure during childhood. Just as the world was recovering from the devastation of World War I, another killer … Continue reading

February 6, 2013
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Genome-wide Atlas of Gene Enhancers in the Brain On-line

Collaboration Led by Berkeley Lab Researchers Creates High-Resolution Map of Gene Regulatory Elements in the Brain Future research into the underlying causes of neurological disorders such as autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia, should greatly benefit from a first-of-its-kind atlas of gene-enhancers … Continue reading

December 16, 2012
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Climate Warming Unlikely to Cause Near-Term Extinction of Ancient Amazon Trees, Study Says

ANN ARBOR — A new genetic analysis has revealed that many Amazon tree species are likely to survive human-caused climate warming in the coming century, contrary to previous findings that temperature increases would cause them to die out. However, the … Continue reading

July 30, 2011
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One Tiny Electron Could be Key to Future Drugs That Repair Sunburn

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers who have been working for nearly a decade to piece together the process by which an enzyme repairs sun-damaged DNA have finally witnessed the entire process in full detail in the laboratory. What they saw contradicts … Continue reading

October 13, 2010
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One Step Closer to a Drug Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis, MU Professor Says

*Study recognized for significance and importance in the world’s most common genetic disease* COLUMBIA, Mo. – A University of Missouri researcher believes his latest work moves scientists closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis, one of the world’s most common … Continue reading