This Week in BMC Cancer | GenomeWeb

This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in China report that decreased expression of dual-specificity phosphatase 9 in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma is associated with poor prognosis for those patients. The team determined the expression of DUSP-9 mRNA in hundreds of paired samples of carcinomas and adjacent normal tissue, and found that the mRNA level of DUSP-9 was significantly lower in tumor tissues than in the adjacent normal tissues.

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Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.