A new angle


A rare brain tumor kills 250 children every year in North America. But the discovery of a mutation in an unexpected gene has given researchers new drug targets and brings hope that someday this cancer can be tamed.

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“So, a biochemist walks into a comedy club …”


How did a Chinese immigrant who once studied neurotransmitters in fruit flies wind up on stage telling jokes at the expense of the second-highest ranking U.S. official? According to comedian Joe Wong, delivering jokes and getting data have more in common than you might think.

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Meet Svetlana Lutsenko


Svetlana Lutsenko at The Johns Hopkins University joined the ranks of the associate editors at the Journal of Biological Chemistry last year. Her laboratory focuses on copper homeostasis. Read our interview with her.

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