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In Cancer Research this week, researchers in Europe and Japan write that the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-18 induces immunosuppression in cancer. The team shows that low levels of circulating IL-18 act to suppress the NK cell function of tumor immunosurveillance. "IL-18 produced by tumor cells promotes the development of NK-controlled metastases in a PD-1-dependent manner.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.