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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.

While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.