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Biogazelle Appoints Armin Winands as New CEO
Biogazelle Appoints Armin Winands as New CEO
News   Jul 04, 2018

Biogazelle is pleased to announce the appointment of Armin Winands as its new
CEO effective 1st July 2018, following Jan Hellemans who will take on the role of CTO after 10 years as CEO.

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On/Off Switch for DNA Repair Protein Found
On/Off Switch for DNA Repair Protein Found
News   Jul 03, 2018

Damage to DNA is a daily occurrence but one that human cells have evolved to manage. Now researchers have determined how one DNA repair protein gets to the site of DNA damage. The authors hope this discovery will help identify new therapies for ovarian cancer.

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First Fern Genome is Sequenced, Four Years After Crowdfunding
First Fern Genome is Sequenced, Four Years After Crowdfunding
News   Jul 03, 2018

On July 17, 2014, a crowdfunding effort paid over $22,000 to have the floating water fern Azolla filiculoides sequenced. Four years later, the results are in.

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Evonetix Awarded Innovate UK Funding for £1.3 Million ($1.75M) Gene Synthesis Project
Evonetix Awarded Innovate UK Funding for £1.3 Million ($1.75M) Gene Synthesis Project
News   Jul 03, 2018

Funding will support development of a novel enzymatic process for DNA synthesis in collaboration with Durham University.

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Mysteries of Our Immunity Revealed by Gene Discovery
Mysteries of Our Immunity Revealed by Gene Discovery
News   Jul 02, 2018

Scientists have identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body's immune response to infection and disease. The discovery could lead to the development of new treatments for influenza, arthritis and even cancer.

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Unlocking Secrets Behind Cancer Drug Resistance
Unlocking Secrets Behind Cancer Drug Resistance
News   Jul 02, 2018

New research provides insights into an underlying mechanism that could explain why new cancer therapies to help treat metastatic melanoma do not always work on patients, paving the way for predicting which patients will benefit from certain drugs.

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Dosing Pigs With Hormones Affects Their DNA
Dosing Pigs With Hormones Affects Their DNA
News   Jul 02, 2018

In pigs, endocrine disruptors can alter gene expression in a way that also affects the next generation. This has been shown by a team of researchers from ETH Zurich and the Technical University of Munich. The study findings could potentially apply to humans, too.

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Lemurs Can Smell Weakness In Their Rivals
Lemurs Can Smell Weakness In Their Rivals
News   Jul 02, 2018

Extremely competitive humans might spend long periods of time scanning and analyzing rivals for potential weak points to gain an edge. For lemurs, it turns out, competitors just need to be sniffed to detect weakness or injury.

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Our Reaction to Environmental Chemicals May Be Genetically Determined
Our Reaction to Environmental Chemicals May Be Genetically Determined
News   Jul 02, 2018

Why do individuals respond differently to the same environment? Researchers have pinpointed a genetic difference in zebrafish tied to differing responses to the same environmental chemical. The work could have implications for identifying genetic factors that explain differential chemical sensitivity.

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Koala Genome Sequenced for First Time
Koala Genome Sequenced for First Time
News   Jul 02, 2018

A team of Australian and international scientists, co-led by the Australian Museum Research Institute and the University of Sydney, has completed a world-first full sequencing of the koala genome.

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