This Week in the Medical Journals | GenomeWeb

In Lancet Oncology this week, researchers in Germany present a pathological study on the prevalence of mismatch repair-deficient crypt foci in Lynch syndrome, an inherited tumor predisposition. The team examined samples from small and large bowel cancer resections and analyzed non-tumor mucosa from carriers of a Lynch syndrome mutation and control patients without Lynch syndrome for expression of DNA mismatch repair genes.

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.