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Paleontologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim, PhD, has been named a 2015 TED Fellow – the first paleontologist in the history of the program.
A new study from the lab of Yoav Gilad, PhD, suggests that RNA levels often have no effect on protein abundance. The findings point to yet-unidentified gene regulation mechanisms.
Bioethicist Daniel Sulmasy revisits the prolonged death of Eleanor Roosevelt in a new case study, and talks about how the field of clinical medical ethics has changed the way physicians honor their patients' wishes.
Donald Vander Griend, PhD, and his colleagues received a three-year, $600,000 award from the Department of Defense to study health disparities between African American and Caucasian males with prostate cancer.
How do you sort through thousands of genomes to find a few dozen risk genes for autism? Xin He, PhD, assistant professor of human genetics, thought of the stars, and... TADA!
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