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Researchers from Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute and the Medical College of Georgia will study whether the risk of lung cancer is amplified by the stress response touched off by damage to DNA from exposure to HZE particles.

The first closing comprises a $7.5 million investment from the state — about $2.5 million less than originally planned — and $11.25 million from private investors. The fund will invest in companies with technologies developed at the six GRA member academic institutions.

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The $10 million in funding will continue a study that is following children over the course of 15 years to understand the genetic and environmental basis of the disease.

In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

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