NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers from Yale University and the University of Brescia in Italy reported on protein-coding portions of the genome that are recurrently affected by somatic mutations or copy number changes in an aggressive endometrial cancer subtype called uterine serous carcinoma, or USC.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

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.