In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers in Switzerland report that high levels of circulating CD34+ cells are associated with favorable prognosis for multiple myeloma patients. Multiple myeloma patients are usually treated with high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. Varying levels of CD34+ cells could serve as prognostic indicators for patients undergoing this treatment, the authors write.

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Polygamy amplified a rare genetic disease in area near Arizona-Utah border, BBC Future reports.

Genetic ancestry testing led one woman to learn that her father and another baby boy had been switched at birth, the Washington Post reports.

Simple de-identification methods can protect information in a database from attackers, a new study suggests.

In Science this week: approach to visualize chromatin structure in nuclei, and more.