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BIO //  The latest from the College of Biological Sciences @ UMN

Cancer cell survival puzzle solved

Eric Hendrickson and colleagues identify a specific gene human cells need to survive chromosomal defects that are linked to the onset of cancer. read

Brother and sister, dreaming big

CBS alums and University medical residents Linah and Eddie Mairura share a vision to give back globally and locally. read

Spend game day with CBS

Join us to watch the Gophers take on Purdue at the U of M's 100th Anniversary Homecoming on Saturday, October 18. CBS has a limited number of tickets available for purchase in a special alumni block. Tickets are first-come, first-served, and must be purchased by September 2. Hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Tannica Jacobson at

Antarctic accolades

The U.S. Geological Survey honors Akhouri Sinha for his 1972 biological research expedition, which provided critical data about animal populations. read

Decoding the future of healthcare

Symposium at the University puts genome information in participants' hands (literally!) to catalyze conversations about a paradigm shift in medicine. read

Moving toward a mathematical understanding of life

New faculty member Allison Shaw blends numbers and biology to describe behavioral patterns across species. read

Solving the puzzle of prairie preservation

Ruth Shaw investigates the ecology and evolution of prairies to better understand how to keep them from vanishing. read

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