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In JAMA this week, researchers in the US and Sweden assess cancer risk among patients with myotonic muscular dystrophy, autosomal-dominant multisystem neuromuscular disorder. Previous case reports have suggested that patients with this type of dystrophy, which is characterized by unstable nucleotide repeat expansions, may be at increased risk for malignancies. For this study, the researchers analyzed data from 1,658 MMD patients, and found that 104 developed cancer following their MMD diagnosis.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

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