This Week in BMC Cancer

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This week in BMC Cancer, a team of US researchers reports that tetrathiomolybdate, a drug used to treat copper overload disorders, also sensitizes ovarian cancer cells to several anticancer drugs. The researchers explored the combination of TM with several reactive oxygen species-generating drugs like mitomycin C, fenretinide, 5-fluorouracil and doxorubicin in ovarian cancer cells.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

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