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Molecular Roadmap Fuels Fight Against Endometrial Cancer
News   Feb 14, 2020

Dozens of molecular steps that bring about endometrial cancer have been analyzed, helping form a clearer "molecular roadmap" of events that fuel the disease.

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CRISPR "Mini-gene" Approach Prevents Liver Disease in Mice
News   Feb 13, 2020

A new CRISPR gene-editing technique prevented a genetic liver disease known to be driven by hundreds of different mutations and improved clinical symptoms in mice, Penn Medicine researchers reported in new proof-of-concept study.

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When It Comes to Sci Comms, Keep It Simple
News   Feb 13, 2020

When scientists and others use their specialized jargon terms while communicating with the general public, the effects are much worse than just making what they’re saying hard to understand.

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Autism-linked Gene Controls Growth of Developing Brain
News   Feb 13, 2020

New research suggests that Foxp1, a gene previously associated with autism, also plays a key role in the growth of the developing brain.

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Investigating Circular RNA’s Role in Mental Illness
News   Feb 13, 2020

Scientists have discovered that reduced levels of a type of circular RNA found in the brain could be associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Just Like Smoking, Vaping Causes Chemical Changes to Our Genome
News   Feb 12, 2020

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have discovered that molecular changes in DNA observed in smokers are also found in vapers.

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Excellent Adaptability: Why the Goby Can Just Go, Go, Go
News   Feb 12, 2020

The round goby, one of the most common invasive freshwater fish in the world, boasts a particularly robust immune system, which could be one of the reasons for its excellent adaptability.

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Team Explore the Role of ETV4 in Endometrial Cancer
News   Feb 12, 2020

A team of researchers has discovered that the protein "ETV4" plays a key role in how estrogen communicates with endometrial cancer cells.

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Complete Genome of the Wuhan Coronavirus Posted Online
News   Feb 11, 2020

The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is facilitating research into the novel coronavirus that has infected thousands of people since an outbreak began in Wuhan, China, last year. The Genomics Institute’s browser team has now posted the complete genome of the virus on the UCSC Genome Browser, an interactive web-based tool used by researchers all over the world to study genetic data.

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First Map of Fish Genetic Diversity
News   Feb 11, 2020

Scientists have produced the first global distribution map for genetic diversity among freshwater and marine fish. Furthermore, they identified the environmental factors that are instrumental in determining the distribution of genetic diversity.

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