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  • Mutations in FUS, an RNA Processing Protein, Cause Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Type 6

    Mutations in an RNA processing protein, the second implicated, suggest that a common mechanism promotes Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • Mutations in the FUS/TLS Gene on Chromosome 16 Cause Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Mutations in an RNA processing protein, the second implicated, suggest that a common mechanism promotes Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • What Scientists Caught from Kuru

    Anderson weaves together stories of kuru, the Fore people it afflicted, and the biomedical researchers and anthropologists the disease and its victims attracted to the highlands of New Guinea.

  • Wanted: Clean Neandertal DNA

    Now that one group has finished a rough draft of the genome, other groups are working to remain in the Neandertal sequencing game—but first they need to find well-preserved Neandertal DNA.

  • Tales of a Prehistoric Human Genome

    After a mad scramble, researchers have completed a rough draft of a female Neandertal genome, which will offer a new view of Homo sapiens as well as our extinct cousins.

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