Medical research

Developmentally arrested IVF embryos can be coaxed to divide

Why do two-thirds of in vitro fertilization (IVF) embryos go into developmental arrest? A new study publishing June 30th in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Andrew Hutchins of Southern University of Science and Technology ...

Medications

New machine learning technique shows how drugs can be repurposed

A new machine learning method to model gene expression levels might improve the identification of genes that cause human diseases, according to a new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Through information ...

Oncology & Cancer

13 special genes linked to epigenetic changes in cancer samples

Reducing the burden of cancer in individuals and society is a major area of concern globally. In Norway, by the end of 2020, 35,515 people were newly diagnosed with cancer and more than 300,000 people were already living ...

Genetics

New CRISPR-based map ties every human gene to its function

The Human Genome Project was an ambitious initiative to sequence every piece of human DNA. The project drew together collaborators from research institutions around the world, including MIT's Whitehead Institute for Biomedical ...

Neuroscience

Scientists shed new light on human brain organization

Specific cellular, molecular and gene expression patterns in brain areas are linked to function, but their precise relationships remain largely unknown. New findings by scientists at the Human Brain Project (HBP) shed light ...

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