CHICAGO (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers are tracking down genetic variants that they hope will help identify childhood cancer patients at increased risk of treatment-related health complications later in life, City of Hope researcher Smita Bhatia reported at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting here yesterday.

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Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.