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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Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.