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This Week in BMC Cancer


National Cancer Institute researchers and their colleagues report online in BMC Cancer that they used a comprehensive gene candidate approach to find genetic variants associated with osteosarcoma. The researchers hypothesized that DNA repair and ribosomal function-related genes could be involved in osteosarcoma pathogenesis, and, as such, they set about to determin whether variants in genes in bone formation, DNA repair, growth/hormone, and ribosomal pathways had a role in the disease.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.