Timothy J. Ley

Nov. 07, 2008

Cancer Genome Sequenced

Researchers studying the genetics of cancer have sequenced the complete cancer genome of a person with acute myeloid leukemia. We'll talk with one of the scientists on the project about the work and what researchers hope to learn from the experiments.

genes, genetics, cancer

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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