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In Cancer Discovery, a team of US researchers reports a first-in-human trial of a STAT3 decoy oligonucleotide in patients with head and neck tumors. Transcription factors like STAT3 have been considered undruggable, the team says. For this study, the researchers developed a decoy targeting STAT3 and performed a phase 0 trial in which they injected it into patients with head and neck cancers.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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