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Geron has been awarded US Patent 7,473,555, “Protocols for making hepatocytes from embryonic stem cells.”

The inventors listed on the patent are Ramkumar Mandalam, Saadia Faouzi, Isabelle Nadeau, Kristina Pfendler-Bonham, Namitha Rao, Melissa Carpenter, Lakshmi Rambhatla, and Choy-Pik Chiu.

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Genetic disease risk information doesn't always spur people to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to the Associated Press.

A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.