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Knowledge in the fields of genetics and genomics has increased exponentially in the past 50 years with rapid technological advances in our understanding of the human genome and genetic diseases. Advancements in drug discovery have provided therapies for rare diseases that previously were untreatable.             “Thank you everyone! This was a wonderful experience! –Sushmita G. LabRoots presented their...

About 55,000 people die from rabies every year.  The dreaded disease causes acute inflammation of the brain, producing psychosis and violent aggression.  The virus, which paralyzes the body’s internal organs, is always deadly for those unable to obtain vaccines in time. Tel Aviv University scientists have discovered the exact mechanism this killer virus uses to efficiently...

A team of dedicated scientists at the University of Oregon has made some fascinating discoveries towards understanding how stem cells produce not only new, but varied neurons. Studying the brains of fruit flies, biologists set out to answer the question of how a single type of stem cell can create a variety of different kinds of...