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First Comprehensive Survey of Virus DNA Found in Cancer Cells
News   Feb 06, 2020

Analyzing the DNA from over 2600 tumor samples, researchers discovered traces of viruses in 13 percent, in the first comprehensive survey of virus DNA in cancer cells.

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New Light on the Genetic Relationship Between Three Mood Disorders
News   Feb 06, 2020

Researchers shed new light on the genetic relationship between three mood disorders associated with depression—major depression and bipolar disorder types 1 and 2, in a new study.

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Characterizing RNA Alterations in Cancer
News   Feb 06, 2020

Researchers have analyzed data from over 1000 donors of more than 25 cancer types, studying whole genomes and tumor transcriptome data, which indicates the genes that are active within a tumor.

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Genetic Variants Linked to Disparity Between a Person’s Internal Gender and Their External Sex
News   Feb 06, 2020

Some of the first biological evidence of the incongruence transgender individuals experience, because their brain indicates they are one sex and their body another, may have been found in estrogen receptor pathways in the brain of 30 transgender individuals.

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FDA Issues Emergency Approval for Coronavirus Diagnostic Test
News   Feb 06, 2020

The U.S Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to enable emergency use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel.

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Uncovering the Genetic “Fingerprints” Driving Cancer
News   Feb 05, 2020

Almost two thousand seven hundred whole-genomes of cancer have now been sequenced and analyzed as part of the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Consortium – the most comprehensive study of whole-genomes to date. Newly discovered genetic “fingerprints” will help researchers identify previously unknown causes of cancer and will help guide future strategies to diagnose and treat this extremely complex disease.

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Probing Herbicide Resistance in Morning Glory
News   Feb 05, 2020

In a study published in the journal PLOS Genetics, a team led by University of Michigan plant ecological geneticist Regina Baucom used genome-wide scans to identify nontarget-site glyphosate resistance in the common morning glory, an annual vine that is a noxious agricultural weed.

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Damaged DNA Transported by Motor Protein "Ambulances" to DNA "Hospitals"
News   Feb 05, 2020

An elaborate system of filaments, liquid droplet dynamics and protein connectors enables the repair of some damaged DNA in the nuclei of cells, according to a new study.

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Fundamental Discovery About How Gene Activity Is Regulated
News   Feb 05, 2020

Researchers have discovered a fundamental mechanism that regulates gene activity in cells by targeting RNA.

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RNA Molecule Regulates Skin Cancer Progression
News   Feb 05, 2020

Researchers have discovered an RNA molecule called PRECSIT. They found that the molecule regulates the growth and invasion of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.

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