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Media Availability: TCGA study improves understanding of genetic drivers of thyroid cancer

Read moreBethesda, Md., Thurs., Oct. 23, 2014 - A comprehensive analysis of the genomes of nearly 500 papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC) - the most common form of thyroid cancer - has provided new insights into the roles of frequently mutated cancer genes and other genomic alterations that drive disease development. Read more


NIH awards aim to improve understanding of cell pathways, development of new therapies

Read moreBethesda, Md., Thurs., Sept. 11, 2014 - Building on a successful three-year pilot project, the National Institutes of Health has awarded more than $64 million to six research institutions to create a database of human cellular responses, the Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures (LINCS). Read more


 

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Investigating the Genomic Origins of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Read moreSince March of this year, the Ebola virus in West Africa has infected and killed thousands of people in the region and gripped the world's attention. Despite treatment and containment efforts, the epidemic persists with a fatality rate of a staggering 52 percent, according to the World Health Organization. In a study published in the August 28 online issue of Science, research scientists from Harvard University used genomic sequencing techniques to study the current outbreak's origin, transmission and relation to other outbreaks. Read more

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Last Updated: October 23, 2014