This Week in the British Journal of Cancer | GenomeWeb

A team of international researchers reports in the British Journal of Cancer on whether a germline mutation in phosphoinositide-3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha, or PIK3CA, affects breast cancer risk — somatic mutations in PIK3CA are common in breast cancer tumors in Caucasians. The team genotyped approximately 36,400 cases and 35,000 controls from different studies.

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The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.