This Week in Cancer Cell


In Cancer Cell this week, researchers in the US and Europe say pancreatitis-induced inflammation contributes to pancreatic cancer. It does so by inhibiting oncogene-induced senescence of cancer cells. Pancreatic acinar cells are resistant to transformation by oncogenes, but if they are exposed to limited bouts of non-acute pancreatitis and they harbor K-Ras oncogenes, they can yield pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasias and ductal adenocarcinomas, the authors write.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.