This Week in Cancer Discovery

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In Cancer Discovery this week, a team led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, reports that repression of CD36 activates a multicellular stromal program in tissues with high mammographic density and in tumor tissues. CD36 is a transmembrane receptor that regulates multiple pro-tumorigenic phenotypes like adipocyte differentiation and angiogenesis, the team says.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.