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How Finland’s Unique Genetic Heritage Is Being Used to Study the Links Between Genes and Diseases

How Finland’s Unique Genetic Heritage Is Being Used to Study the Links Between Genes and Diseases

How Finland’s Unique Genetic Heritage Is Being...

The unique genetic heritage of the Finns — marked by repeated population bottlenecks and isolation from their neighbors in northern Europe — is helping scientists embark on a search for the complex links between genes and diseases.  ...

An On/Off Switch for Genes: Meet Zinc Finger Transcription Factors

An On/Off Switch for Genes: Meet Zinc Finger Transcription Factors

An On/Off Switch for Genes: Meet Zinc Finger...

Scientists made a surprising discovery in 1985 while studying the African clawed frog. Along the frog’s DNA, they noticed elongated loops resembling fingers that tightly gripped tiny segments of genes. They soon learned that these “zinc fingers” (so called because they’re bound by a zinc ion) are...

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 5: Success Strategies

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 5: Success Strategies

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 5:...

In the fifth of our series honoring women in science, Pfizer researchers share their advice for young women who are launching scientific careers — and for the organizations hoping to hire and keep them.  ...

Women in Science, Up Close and Personal, Part 4: Next Gen

Women in Science, Up Close and Personal, Part 4: Next Gen

Women in Science, Up Close and Personal, Part 4...

In the fourth of our series honoring women in science, Pfizer researchers share their suggestions for getting more girls interested in STEM careers.  ...

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 3: Overcoming Obstacles

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 3: Overcoming Obstacles

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 3:...

In the third of our series honoring women in science, successful women researchers reflect on their career journeys.  ...

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 2: Role Models Who Inspire 

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 2: Role Models Who Inspire 

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 2:...

In the second of our series honoring women in science, Pfizer researchers reveal who they look up to.  ...

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 1: Mentoring Matters

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 1: Mentoring Matters

Women in Science Up Close and Personal, Part 1:...

In the first of our series honoring women in science, Pfizer researchers share tales of mentors who turned them onto science and shaped their ambitions.  ...

Women in Science, Up Close and Personal: Series Kickoff

Women in Science, Up Close and Personal: Series Kickoff

Women in Science, Up Close and Personal: Series...

Sunday, February 11 is the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate, archived stories about women and their cutting-edge work are taking over Get Science’s homepage. Join us all week for a series of new articles about Pfizer’s women scientists, featuring their...

Hope in the Cancer Battle: Declining Cancer Rates, Innovative Science Breakthroughs

Hope in the Cancer Battle: Declining Cancer Rates, Innovative Science Breakthroughs

Hope in the Cancer Battle: Declining Cancer...

The rate of deaths from all cancers combined continued its quarter-century-long steady decline in the U.S., according to the latest report by the American Cancer Society, with the death rate dropping 1.7 percent between 2014 and 2015— the latest year for which national statistics were available....

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