This Week in Cancer Cell


In Cancer Cell this week, researchers in the US and Japan elucidate the role of polycomb group protein CBX8 in the initiation and maintenance of MLL-AF9-induced leukemogenesis. Chromosomal translocations involving the mixed lineage leukemia gene AF9 usually lead to the develop of acute leukemias, the authors write. In this study, the team shows that CBX8 interacts with MLL-AF9 and is essential for leukemogenesis.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.