Seven days in science - 21 April 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Genomic Screen of Arabidopsis Paves Way to New Therapies

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Vanderbilt researchers used a global co-expression network approach to map genes to metabolic pathways in Arabidopsis, providing a powerful resource for the development of novel therapies from plants.

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Synthetic Yeast 2.0

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A global collaboration to design and build an entirely synthetic yeast organism has completed 5 chromosomes, meaning that 30% of S.cerevisiae's genetic material has now been swapped out for engineered replacements.

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How Cancer Evades the Immune System
How Cancer Evades the Immune System
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A team of scientists from Singapore has discovered new ways in which cancers can escape the body’s immune system.

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Microbial Markers Could Help Diagnose Colorectal Cancer
Microbial Markers Could Help Diagnose Colorectal Cancer
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Researchers have identified specific microbial markers associated with colorectal cancer, which could be used to develop a non-invasive diagnostic test.

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Identical Twins; Not-so-identical Stem Cells
Identical Twins; Not-so-identical Stem Cells
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A new twin study sheds light on what causes reprogrammed stem cells to have different epigenetic patterns.

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Animal Model For Rare Brain Disease H-ABC Found
Animal Model For Rare Brain Disease H-ABC Found
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Professor Ian Duncan describes his 29-year quest to understand the root-cause of a brain disease he identified in rats, and in doing so has found the link to a fatal and rare childhood brain disease in humans, H-ABC. Meaning the development of a cure is now possible.

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Key Factor for Pancreatic Cancer Aggressiveness Identified
Key Factor for Pancreatic Cancer Aggressiveness Identified
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Researchers at FAU have now discovered why pancreatic cancer and other malignant types of tumours can disseminate so rapidly.

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The World’s Most Complete Picture of the Wheat Genome
The World’s Most Complete Picture of the Wheat Genome
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Scientists have created the most accurate navigation system for the bread wheat genome to date – allowing academics and breeders to analyse its genes more easily than ever before.

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