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Iceland Genome Lab

PAINTING A PORTRAIT  Scientists are sequencing the genomes of a large swath of Icelanders to better understand the genetic underpinnings of disease.

cardiac muscle cells

CHANGE OF HEART  Researchers used small RNA molecules to make mouse cardiac muscle cells (such as this one highlighted in green and blue) start dividing again after a heart attack. 

hepatitis E transmission map

TRANSMISSION RISK  A vaccine offers long-lasting protection against hepatitis E, new research shows. The virus can spread when drinking water gets contaminated due to poor sanitation. Shaded areas denote countries where waterborne hepatitis E remains a health problem.

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