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Ludwig researchers identify counterintuitive approach to treating a brain cancer
The loss of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN has been linked to tumor growth and chemotherapy resistance in the almost invariably lethal brain cancer glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Now, Ludwig researchers have shown that one way to override the growth-promoting effects of PTEN deletion is, surprisingly, to inhibit a separate tumor suppressor gene.
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Gene editing tried in embryos

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Gene editing tried in embryos
First results in viable human embryos reveal CRISPR’s biggest problem
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Gentle eugenics

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Gentle eugenics
Genetic tools offer the chance to eradicate hereditary diseases. Misused, they could become instruments for prejudice.
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Study raises hopes for drug to reverse the course of MS
Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast looked at how to repair nerve damage
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