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In Cancer Cell this week, a team led by researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center report that p53-mediated senescence in breast cancer cells impairs the apoptotic response to chemotherapy. The team shows that mammary tumors with mutant p53 exhibit a "superior clinical response" compared to tumors with wild-type p53 — p53 mutant tumors treated with doxorubicin continued to proliferate, leading to abnormal mitosis, whereas wild-type p53 tumors arrested when treated with doxorubicin.

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In PLOS this week: genetic factors associated with facial features, a new mutation that makes individuals more prone to Brugada syndrome, and more.

Nutrigenomic companies offer gene-based diet advice, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Researchers have found a new kind of virus — one that starts out broken up into five parts.

Nature News explores the president's "science legacy."