This Week in Science

In this week's Science Translational Medicine, an international team of researchers reports on the discovery of genetic mutations in a muscle protein gene that can lead to a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy. The disease is commonly caused by mutations in the gene TNN, which encodes a large protein called titin that is involved in muscle structure, flexibility, and stability. However, genetic variations of TNN are common, and many people who carry mutations never develop disease.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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