In the British Medical Journal this week, a team of researchers report results of a cohort study to examine the association between smoking and the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Nearly 80,000 women were enrolled, and the researchers found that compared with women who had never smoked, breast cancer risk was elevated by 9 percent among former smokers and 16 percent among current smokers. "Active smoking was associated with an increase in breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women.

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ScienceInsider reports that a new security policy at the US Food and Drug Administration may prevent foreign nationals from working there.

WBUR in Boston looks into Orig3n's genetic fitness assessments to find more research is needed.

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