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Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

A Technique To Predict Gene Resistance Can Lead to More Effective Treatments A major challenge in treating cancer is that tumors often become resistant to treatment over time. To understand the mechanism behind this resistance, researchers at the Yale School

A New Family Tree

A New Family Tree

Exploring the unique development of siphonophores As far as gelatinous predators go, the Portuguese Man of War is well known, particularly to frequent beach-goers. Its long tentacles, which produce a painful sting upon contact with its prey, make it a

Four-Dimensional Sequencing

Four-Dimensional Sequencing

Researchers study organisms’ genomes using a process called ribonucleic acid sequencing (RNA-seq), which gives a holistic picture of what genes that organism’s cells are expressing.  Recently, Yale PhD candidate Jeremy Schofield and colleagues working in Associate Professor Matthew Simon’s lab

Repurposed: From Garden Destroyer to Lab Assistant

Repurposed: From Garden Destroyer to Lab Assistant

Dandelion seeds repurposed as pipettes Taraxacum officinale, or more commonly known as dandelions, are a well-known nuisance in gardens throughout the world because they infest crops. In a recent development, however, dandelions may have turned over a new leaf, having