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May 21, 2014

Bringing Informed Interpretation to Vexing Variants

An open-access paper in Nature presents the NIH's proposed guidelines for evaluating evidence supporting variant causality.

Bringing Informed Interpretation to Vexing Variants

While sharing data has been a longstanding practice in genomics, the most important data labs and clinicians can share will be the lives they saved through testing. [shutterstock/ Alexander Raths]

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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