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Press Releases

New biomarkers for bowel cancer treatment

February 09, 2017
Scientists can predict in the lab whether a drug will be effective for individual colorectal tumours [more]

Gene fusions can lead to glioblastoma in children

October 19, 2016
Scientists discover a new target for treating aggressive brain tumors [more]
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New gene functions after genomic duplications

October 12, 2016
Researchers in Berlin describe how duplications of DNA segments affect the three dimensional structure of the genome [more]

The dose makes the poison: A little bit of resveratrol protects cells from aging

September 26, 2016
Resveratrol, a compound found in red grapes, is famous for its potential health benefits. This positive impact is not due to the antioxidant effect of the substance or the specific activation of certain “aging genes,” as was previously thought. Instead, the substance has a pro-oxidative effect and promotes the formation of free radicals and targeted cell reprogramming to protect against stress. Scientists from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) demonstrated this with experiments on human skin cells. [more]

DNA structure influences the function of transcription factors

September 02, 2016
Spatial arrangement of the binding site and neighbouring segments modulates gene activity [more]

Berlin human geneticist has been honored for research on rare diseases

May 25, 2016
Stefan Mundlos has given this year’s ESHG Award Lecture [more]
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“No authorization exists for such research”

April 19, 2016
The human geneticist Stefan Mundlos warns against intervention in the human germline made possible by the CRISPR/Cas ‘gene scissors’ [more]
 
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