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This Week in Cancer Research


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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In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.

There are a few projects aimed at addressing the lack of diversity in genomic research, Technology Review reports.

A national assessment shows that US students lag in the sciences, but suggests that achievement gaps are narrowing.

Harvard's George Church discusses HGP-write with the Journal of the American Medical Association.