Henri Darmon and his girlfriend, Galia, were driving back to Princeton, New Jersey, on a warm Sunday in June after a holiday at Cape Cod. The 20-something couple had been together for two years. They had met in 1991 when Darmon arrived at Princeton University to work as a mathematics instructor and researcher; Galia was studying mathematics as well, finishing her doctorate (PhD). As...

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Ancient Virus DNA behind Stem Cell Power

March 31, 2014

A virus that invaded the genomes of humanity's ancestors millions of years ago now plays a critical role in the embryonic stem cells from which all cells in the human body derive, Canadian research shows. Computational biologist Guillaume Bourque at McGill University in Montreal, co-authored the study published online March 30 in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. Read more about this at National Geographic.

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