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This Week in Cancer Discovery

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In Cancer Discovery this week, researchers in the UK and Switzerland report they performed a functional metabolic screen to identify the gene PFKFB4 as an important regulator of prostate cancer cell survival. The team analyzed the effect of silencing 222 different enzymes, transporters, and regulators on the survival of three metastatic prostate cancer cell lines and one non-malignant prostate cancer cell line and found that there are several genes required for the cells' survival.

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In Science this week: a global genetic interaction map for Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and progress made in genomics, precision medicine, and therapeutics.

The price of plane tickets can affect how scientists in different countries choose to collaborate with each other, NPR reports.

The Annals of Improbable Research has awarded the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes.

Scientific American alleges that the FDA has been "arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence."