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A new study published in Cell Stem Cell shows that liver cancers are protected from chemotherapy by a type of "super cancer stem cells" that make the disease resistant to treatment, reports Reuters' Tan Ee Lyn. The stem cells can also spread to other body parts, and can come back even after surgical removal, Lyn says.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.