UCSF researchers have discovered a cellular defect that disrupts the production of proteins in human cells, and could lead to a susceptibility to cancer, they report in Cancer Cell. The researchers, led by Davide Ruggero, focused on the mTOR, which controls cell survival and proliferation.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

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NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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