We plan on living forever, but for those who have more or less accepted their mortality, researchers at the US National Institutes of Health have uncovered a gene whose expression levels affect lifespan, at least in mice.
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PLOS Biology has asked researchers how they envision the future of genetics and genomics.
Representative Lamar Smith brings back a provision to require the National Science Foundation to certify that each study it funds is "in the national interest."
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved four molecularly targeted drugs this month, suggesting that personalized medicine has "turned a corner."
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