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Acquisition Sees Agilent Gain Powerful NGS IP Portfolio
Acquisition Sees Agilent Gain Powerful NGS IP Portfolio
News   Jul 26, 2017

Agilent Technologies announces its acquisition of the molecular and sample barcoding portfolios of Population Genetics Technologies.

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Brain Regions Implicated in Mental Disorders Influenced by Neanderthal Genes
Brain Regions Implicated in Mental Disorders Influenced by Neanderthal Genes
News   Jul 26, 2017

Findings indicate that the more a person’s genome carries genetic vestiges of Neanderthals, the more certain parts of his or her brain and skull resemble those of humans’ evolutionary cousins that went extinct 40,000 years ago.

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Shedding Light on How Tumors Become Resistant to Immunotherapy
Shedding Light on How Tumors Become Resistant to Immunotherapy
News   Jul 26, 2017

Researchers have now found that in skin cutaneous melanoma an epigenetic control protein is key to the development of immunotherapy resistance.

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Genes Can Influence the Mutation, Activity of Nearby Genes
Genes Can Influence the Mutation, Activity of Nearby Genes
News   Jul 26, 2017

Study shows that a gene’s neighborhood can influence whether and how the activity of a gene changes.

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DARPA Pours $65 Million Into Making CRISPR Safer
DARPA Pours $65 Million Into Making CRISPR Safer
News   Jul 20, 2017

With one eye on potential bioterrorism threats, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced $65 million in funding to seven projects around the USA.

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CRISPR Reveals New Targets for Promising  Cancer Drugs
CRISPR Reveals New Targets for Promising Cancer Drugs
News   Jul 20, 2017

Novel screening method identifies new drug targets that could potentially enhance the effectiveness of PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors, a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy.

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Potential Barcode Identified for a Form of Alcoholic Liver Disease
Potential Barcode Identified for a Form of Alcoholic Liver Disease
News   Jul 19, 2017

NIAAA-supported researchers have discovered that extracellular vesicles released by liver cells in a mouse model of alcoholic steatohepatitis contain a miRNA signature detectable in the blood.

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Synchrotron Light Shows Human Domestication of Seeds From 2000BC
Synchrotron Light Shows Human Domestication of Seeds From 2000BC
News   Jul 17, 2017

For the first time, scientists from University College London have used the UK's synchrotron facility to document the evolution of seed coat thinning from archaeological remains.

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Study Indicates 75% of Human Genome is Non-functional
Study Indicates 75% of Human Genome is Non-functional
News   Jul 16, 2017

An evolutionary biologist at the University of Houston has published new calculations that indicate no more than 25 percent of the human genome is functional.

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Changing microRNA's Presence in Glioblastoma Cells Could Change the Tumor's Subtype
Changing microRNA's Presence in Glioblastoma Cells Could Change the Tumor's Subtype
News   Jul 16, 2017

BWH researchers examined a specific microRNA, miR-128, to help identify glioblastoma subtypes and to determine if altering the microRNA's presence in glioblastoma cells could change the tumor's subtype.

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