This Week in the British Medical Journal | GenomeWeb

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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In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

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British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.