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Silencing of Genes May Be Responsible for Murine iPSCs’ Limitations

The few iPSC lines where the gene cluster was normally activated were as successful in producing live animals as embryonic stem cells, as reported in Nature.

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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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