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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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.