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BRCA in the Spotlight


The University of Pennsylvania is set to open the Basser Research Center in July, a new kind of cancer research center set to focus on a very limited set of cancer-causing mutations, reports The New York Times' Denise Grady. The center — which will be led by Penn's Susan Domchek — is being set up with a $25 million donation from financier and real estate investor John Gray and his wife Mindy, both of whom are Penn alumni.

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In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.

A cancer researcher retracts 19 articles from one journal for image manipulation, according to Retraction Watch.

Precision medicine has to consider context in addition to genetic mutations in cancer treatment, Medscape reports.

Genomics may help the Cavendish banana from succumbing to fungal infections, a trio of researchers writes at the Conversation.