This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Switzerland report their identification of three distinct subgroups of renal cell carcinoma through integrative genome-wide expression profiling. The team combined gene expression data from 97 primary renal cell carcinomas with different pathological features, 15 renal cell carcinoma metastases, and 34 cancer cell lines, and used SNP array analysis to map out the genomic landscape.

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.