In the Journal of the National Cancer Institute this week, researchers in Europe present findings from a study of once-only sigmoidoscopy as a strategy for colorectal cancer screening. The team assigned 9,911 individuals between the ages of 55 and 64 to receive flexible sigmoidoscopy screening — 251 subjects in the intervention group were diagnosed with colorectal cancer during the follow-up period, compared with 306 cancer cases in the control group, which received no screening.

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.