This Week in the British Journal of Cancer | GenomeWeb

In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers in Ireland and Sweden examine the functional and prognostic value of the homeobox protein MSX2 in patients with malignant melanoma. The researchers analyzed tumor samples from 218 melanoma patients, and found that ectopic expression of MSX2 resulted in apoptosis of the cancer cells and reduced their invasive capacity.

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In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.