News tagged with genetic alteration

Seeing cancer in three dimensions

One of the hallmarks of cancer cells is that certain regions of their DNA tend to get duplicated many times, while others are deleted. Often those genetic alterations help the cells become more malignant — ...

Nov 21, 2011
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Paper industry tests genetically altered trees

The commercial paper industry's plans to plant forests of genetically altered eucalyptus trees in seven Southern states has generated more cries from critics worried that such a large introduction of a bioengineered ...

Jun 07, 2010
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Animal behavioral studies can mimic human behavior

Studying animals in behavioral experiments has been a cornerstone of psychological research, but whether the observations are relevant for human behavior has been unclear. Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have identified ...

Jan 14, 2010
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