In the British Medical Journal this week, researchers in New York, Massachusetts, and Texas present findings from a study of survival rates and adverse events in elderly lung cancer patients receiving postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy. The researchers studied 3,324 patients older than 65, with resected stages II-IIIA lung cancer — 21 percent of the patients received platinum-based chemotherapy while the rest did not receive chemotherapy.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.