Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital last week began the final year of a four-year NIH-funded study to develop a model of drug-induced cardiac repolarization abnormalities in larval zebrafish.
 
Working with a $414,000 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the investigators are now developing a panel of reporter fish modeling repolarization reserve, and several human proarrythmic disease states, a Mass General official told CBA News this week.
 

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

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