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This Week in BMC Cancer

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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Japan report on methylation in the KEAP1 gene promoter region, and its effects in colorectal cancer. The team examined colorectal cancer cell lines and tissue samples — eight of 10 cell lines had hypermethylated CpG islands in the KEAP1 promoter region, as did 53 percent of 40 tumor tissues tested.

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In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.

Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.

British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.