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Scott Valastyan teaches Bob Weinberg about microRNAs

Posted in Media, MIT by YPAA on June 14, 2009

Led by the sage Scott Valastyan, a graduate student in Bob Weinberg’s laboratory, a new study in the June 12 issue of Cell demonstrates miR-31’s role in inhibiting breast cancer metastasis. Cell’s website recognizes the paper with a video where Bob and Scott are a first-rate scientific tag team:

(Original video removed)

UPDATE APRIL 2015: The above referenced paper and two related papers by the same authors were recently retracted. Cell’s notice contains the most detailed description of the problem.

Retraction notices:


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