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Undersea mystery: Genetic secrets of the seahorse unveiled

Dec 15, 2016

Undersea mystery: Genetic secrets of the seahorse unveiled

Scientists have unlocked some of the genetic secrets of the weird and wondrous seahorse, including its exotic eccentricity of male pregnancy. Researchers said on Wednesday they sequenced the genome of a seahorse species for the first time and identified the genetic underpinning for certain ...

Dec 13, 2016

Immunotherapy drug gives lung cancer patients four extra months

Most lung cancer patients survived four months longer on an immunotherapy drug than those treated with chemotherapy, according to trial results published Monday. Importantly, they also experienced fewer side effects, researchers reported in The Lancet medical journal. Patients with non-small-cell lung cancer — which ...