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‘Zombie’ gene returns to life and kills cancer in elephants

Researchers have discovered a gene that can protect elephants from cancer. An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five …

How cells remember their jobs during division

Researchers have developed a technique that offers new insight into “cellular memory.” The cells in our body divide constantly throughout life. But how do …

How Rudolph’s nose really could glow ‘like a light bulb’

Rudolph’s glowing red nose may not be entirely the stuff of kids’ Christmas stories after all. Although reindeer noses aren’t typically red, or infused …

Technology helps personalized medicine, enabling epigenomic analysis with a mere 100 cells

A new technology that will dramatically enhance investigations of epigenomes, the machinery that turns on and off genes and a very prominent field of study in …

Scientists discover first ‘DNA ambulance’

U of T researchers have discovered how severely damaged DNA is transported within a cell and how it is repaired. It’s a discovery that could unlock …

Centipede startles scientists with its responses to evolutive threats

The recently revealed genome of Strigamia maritima, one of those scary centipedes we found in our houses (more or less startled) shows how the evolution …