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This Week in BMC Cancer

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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in the US and Spain report their characterization of a novel PTEN mutation in a breast cancer cell line. The team evaluated PTEN expression in several human breast carcinoma cell lines and were able to generate a novel mutation in the PTEN gene in the MDA-MB-453 cell line. The mutation alters the gene's sub-cellular distribution and could lead to a predisposition of breast epithelial cells to transform into cancer cells, the authors write.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.