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Susan Lindquist Dies

Protein researcher and former Whitehead Institute director Susan Lindquist has died.

A Whitehead Institute-led study has revealed genes essential to one-celled parasites causing human diseases, which have resisted gene-editing techniques.

At one panel of the AACR conference in New Orleans this week, researchers discussed their labs' efforts to develop screens using CRISPR.

The researchers also identified genes involved in cancer cell proliferation and survival that could potentially be used as new drug targets.

The court found that the university had failed to demonstrate that one of its researchers had collaborated with the IP's inventors and therefore is not entitled to co-inventorship.

The partners are the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, The Innovative Genomics Initiative, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and the Broad and Whitehead Institutes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A pair of studies appearing online today in Nature are uncovering evolutionary patterns for the mammalian Y chromosome and revealing conserved Y chromosome sequences stemming from ancestral, dosage-sensitive genes that have acquired functions outside of the male re

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at the Whitehead Institute will use $5.3 million over the next three years from Biogen Idec to pursue research projects involving genomics, genetics, immunology, neurology, developmental biology, and other approaches.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A US and UK team that delved into previously untapped stretches of sequence on the mammalian X chromosome has uncovered clues that sequences on the female sex chromosome may play a previously unappreciated role in sperm production.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study suggests a significant proportion of long, non-coding RNAs, or lncRNAs, are transcribed in cahoots with neighboring messenger RNAs in mammalian stem cells.

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Biomedical research projects are generating a ton of data that still needs to be analyzed, NPR reports.

Theranos is retiring some of its board members, including Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, Business Insider reports.

The heads of 29 scientific societies and some 2,300 researchers call on President-elect Donald Trump to rely on and support science in two separate letters.

In Science this week: genetically modified flu virus could be key to new live vaccines, and more.