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This Week in Cancer Research


In Cancer Research this week, researchers from the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium report on the associations between ovarian cancer risk and inflammation-related gene variants. The team genotyped SNPs in a large panel of inflammatory genes in 903 ovarian cancer cases and 1,037 controls. They found an association between cancer risk and "SNPs rs17561 and rs4848300 in the interleukin gene IL1A," which varied by histological subtype.

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In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.