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In a First, Weizmann Institute and Cambridge University Scientists Create Human Primordial Germ Cells

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Weizmann’s Dr. Jacob Hanna and Cambridge University scientists have made a first-in-the-world breakthrough: creating human primordial cells. The group has turned back the clock on human cells to create primordial germ cells: the embryonic cells that give rise to sperm and ova. Scientists worldwide have been pursuing this goal for several years.

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How Did Retailers Fare This Holiday Shopping Season? Expert Available Dec. 26 For a Review

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Locking Mechanism Found for 'Scissors' that Cut DNA

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered what keeps an enzyme from becoming overzealous in its clipping of DNA. Since controlled clipping is required for the production of specialized immune system proteins, an understanding of what keeps the enzyme in check should help explain why its mutant forms can lead to immunodeficiency and cancer.

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Others' Holiday Cheer Can Turn to Your Holiday Fear

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Radiochemistry Annex: It’s Getting Hot in There

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Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, Washington State University and Savannah River National Laboratory are among the principal investigators seeking innovative solutions to environmental and energy production challenges in subsurface science. They are also among the scientists who submitted applications to the Special Science Call for Proposals to use EMSL's Radiochemical Annex. Learn more about three research projects using the Annex's resources. The article includes examples of collaborative research at EMSL with two major universities and a national laboratory – Washington University in St. Louis, Washington State University and Savannah River National Laboratory.

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