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Uterine cells from endometriosis patients have different epigenetic markers than cells from those without the disease, a new study has found.

A team from the University of California, San Francisco, examined endometrial stromal fibroblasts isolated from patients with endometriosis and from controls. Endometriosis affects some 5 percent to 10 percent of women, and it is characterized by the growth of tissue similar to the uterine lining outside the uterus, such as on the ovaries or bladder. The condition can be painful and lead to infertility.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

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