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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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In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.

An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.

The Earth BioGenome Project plans to sequence all life on Earth, according to ScienceInsider.

For those who are concerned about Trump administration actions related to science, a new column in Scientific American has suggestions for ways to fight back.