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Contagious Cancer in Shellfish Sparks Investigation by International Team of Scientists

A multimillion-dollar grant enables investigators to turn the tide on transmissible cancers in shellfish on both U.S. coasts.

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Cancer evolution study


How Clams Provide Clues Into Cancer Evolution

The key to learning how cancer has evolved in humans may be found by studying a surprising organism: the clam.

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Unhappy, lonely or tired man with stress, grief or depression near Christmas tree with lights.


The Genetics Behind Holiday Stress

That holiday stress you're feeling may have everything to do with your genes.

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Science Matters Seminar Series

Our next seminars are on March 22 and March 29. Register today!

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PNRI Founder

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