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People in the News: Mar 25, 2010


The Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine said that one of its researchers, Matthias Selbach, has been awarded the Analytica Research Prize 2010.

The award, presented by Roche and the Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was given to Selbach for his work examining the impact of microRNAs on protein production in cancer cells, according to the Max Delbruck Center.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.