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Merck , known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today issued the following statement after the conclusion of the Allergenic Products Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration meeting to discuss GRASTEK .
The study of the evolutionary history of rodents calls into doubt a generally held understanding that when a species colonizes a new region, such as a continent, evolution leads to a dramatic increase in the number and variety of species.
A new study by UCLA stem cell researchers could lead to the growth of new articular cartilage; thus, avoiding the need for joint replacement surgery with artificial materials.
Thomson Reuters is providing the organization with a suite of solutions including its CortellisTM for Informatics Gene Variant Database to support the organization's unique, large-scale genetic research study to further personalized medicine.
In a study that compares the genomes of aquatic life forms, researchers have found evidence to shuffle the branches of the tree of life.
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But until the arrival of modern genomic sequencing tools, it was hard to measure the extent that the environment had on a species' genetic makeup.
One drug attacks tumor cells directly, the other treats the immune system by taking the brakes off T cell response.
A trial on 4,000 women, published in the Lancet, showed anastrozole was more effective, cheaper and had fewer side effects than current medications.
Sona Pandey, Ph.D., principal investigator at the Danforth Plant Science Center and her collaborators have published several papers on their research in recent months.
Scientists studied the extent to which genetics contributes to academic success in more than 11,000 identical and non-identical 16-year-old twins.
Otherwise innocuous bacteria can cause deadly infections when people have surgery or fall ill.
The fossils are of a small primate called Djebelemur, which lived around 50 million years ago.
A protein called Tet1 is partly responsible for giving primordial germ cells a clean epigenetic slate before developing into sperm and egg cells, according to a new study by Harvard Medical School researchers at Boston Children's Hospital.
Men may want to double down on a healthy diet and clean living in the months before procreation, according to a study that suggests a father's vitamin B9 deficiency may contribute to birth defects in offspring.
Project manager Michel Roch explained: "When we were developing PRELUD, the integration of a liquid handling system for streaking Petri dishes was essential.