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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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.