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Worm People Win 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

October 2, 2006

Investigators working with a roundworm whose scientific name is C. elegans have been awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology. According to a news release issued by the Karolinska Institute, the scientists were honored for discovering "a fundamental mechanism for controlling the flow of genetic information. Read More in Spanish.

Hidden Secrets of New Technique for Gene Inactivation

September 21, 2006

A technique used to silence genes rapidly and effectively that could be used to treat genetic diseases could be difficult to stop. Read More in Spanish.

Genetic Variations Increase Skin Cancer Risk

July 28, 2006

Individuals carrying certain normal variants of a skin-related receptor have a much greater risk of developing a type of melanoma that is not caused by sun damage. In two independent Caucasian populations, the investigators show that gene variants are strongly associated with mutations in certain melanomas. Read More in Spanish.

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