ROCHESTER, Minn., March 23 (UPI) — U.S. medical geneticists say they’ve linked a gene to lung cancer development in people called “never smokers.”
The study — co-led by the Mayo Clinic, Harvard University, the University of California-Los Angeles and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center — found about 30 percent of never smoker patients who developed lung cancer had the same uncommon variant residing in a gene known as GPC5.
A never smoker is defined as a person who has smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes during his or her lifetime.
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The Justice Department refused Tuesday to turn over most of the information and documents sought by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights explaining why a civil complaint was dismissed against members of the New Black Panther Party who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place in the November 2008 elections.
via Justice rebuffs Panthers subpoena – Washington Times – Mozilla Firefox.
Berkeley High School is considering a controversial proposal to eliminate science labs and the five science teachers who teach them to free up more resources to help struggling students.
Paul Gibson, an alternate parent representative on the School Governance Council, said that information presented at council meetings suggests that the science labs were largely classes for white students.
via Berkeley High May Cut Out Science Labs | News | East Bay Express – Mozilla Firefox.
A Taiwanese firm agreed to a request from a company in China to procure sensitive components with nuclear uses and then shipped them to Iran at the Chinese company’s request, the firm’s head said Friday. Such transactions violate U.N. sanctions imposed on Iran.
via World Digest: Taiwanese firm says it sent nuclear parts to Iran – washingtonpost.com – Mozilla Firefox.
Even as Democrats seek the biggest expansion of health coverage in decades, as many as 23 million people could still be without insurance by 2018, illustrating the complexity of achieving the long-held Democratic goal of universal health care.
via Senate health-care bill would still leave millions uninsured – washingtonpost.com – Mozilla Firefox.