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Genetic Tuning: The Next Frontier of Genetic Medicine

Discover how genetic tuning differs from gene editing and other modalities of genetic medicine and how the ability to fine-tune genes will transform precision medicine.
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How a Compound From Sea Squirts Fights Cancer

Trabectedin, a promising drug derived from the sea squirt Ecteinascidia turbinata, has shown potential in combating cancers resistant to conventional treatments. However, its precise mechanism of action has remained elusive—until now.
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The Parts of Our Microbiomes That Are Unique to Us Are the Most Stable

The trillions of bacteria that call your body home — collectively known as the microbiome — appear to be unique to you, like a fingerprint.
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How Advances in Metabolomics Are Driving Disease Research

This article takes a look at some of the latest developments and emerging applications in the metabolomics field.
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High-Throughput Screening: Advances, Applications and Combined Approaches

In this article, we highlight various high-throughput screening strategies being used to interrogate large libraries of compounds and hear from researchers working to further streamline specific approaches to increase speed and improve quality and accuracy.
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Tumor Heterogeneity: Navigating the Next Frontier in Cancer Research

Some types of cancer are still extremely challenging to successfully treat. Once the disease has spread, it is very hard to cure. This article will explore the various types of tumor heterogeneity, how heterogeneity can impact treatment resistance and its influence on precision medicine.
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Melting DNA Can Detect Pathogens Faster and More Accurately Than Blood Tests

A new analysis method can detect pathogens in blood samples faster and more accurately than blood cultures, which are the current state of the art for infection diagnosis.
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Alzheimer’s Blood Test Is 96% Accurate, Study Finds

Researchers have developed a cutting-edge blood test for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), surpassing remarkable accuracy rates of over 96% and 87% respectively.
Human cells.
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The Need To Scale Single-Cell Functional Studies

Kathrin Herbst reviews the pros and cons of various single-cell technologies and discusses the need to move to functional readouts in the future.
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Researchers Identify Part of the Brain That Regulates Decision-Making

Researchers have found important clues to how people make choices involving obtaining information about the future. The scientists identified a set of mental rules that governs decision-making about rewards.
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