New research offers a genetic explanation for why some patients' lung tumors disappear almost completely when treated with the drug erlotinib, while other patients' responses are far less dramatic.
A groundbreaking comparison of human and Neandertal genomes reveals astonishingly few differences in the DNA that codes for proteins.
HHMI investigators are beginning to examine every gene in the genome to figure out which genes are deleterious to tumor cells.
HHMI scientists have discovered that microRNAs can also shut down the proliferation of cancer cells.
HHMI researchers have demonstrated that they can nearly eliminate production of infectious prion proteins in livestock by using an innovative approach based on RNA interference (RNAi).