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CORRECTION: Oct 29, 2001


CORRECTION: In the 10-22-01 issue of BioInform, the p. 8 article, “NetGenics Snags Aventis as its Third DiscoveryCenter Customer,” incorrectly stated that Aventis Pharmaceuticals had licensed the DiscoveryCenter platform. This should have read Avalon Pharmaceuticals.

We apologize for any inconvenience this error may have caused our readers.

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International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.

Study Presents New Insights Into How Cancer Cells Overcome Telomere Shortening

Researchers report in Nucleic Acids Research that ATRX-deficient cancer cells have increased activity of the alternative lengthening of telomeres pathway.

Researchers Link Telomere Length With Alzheimer's Disease

Within UK Biobank participants, longer leukocyte telomere length is associated with a reduced risk of dementia, according to a new study in PLOS One.

Nucleotide Base Detected on Near-Earth Asteroid

Among other intriguing compounds, researchers find the nucleotide uracil, a component of RNA sequences, in samples collected from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, as they report in Nature Communications.