This Week in the Medical Journals | GenomeWeb

In NEJM this week, a team of US researchers reports a study comparing the efficacy of radical prostatectomy versus observation for reducing mortality in patients with localized prostate cancer. The team randomly assigned 731 men with localized prostate cancer to either the radical prostatectomy or observation group — after a median follow-up of 10 years, 47 percent of the men assigned to the radical prostatectomy group had died, compared to 49.9 percent of the men in the observation group.

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In Nature this week: modern European bison analysis, phased diploid genome assembly algorithms, and more.

Actress Jennifer Lopez is working with NBC on a CRISPR-inspired television show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Researchers trace the origin of one human papillomavirus lineage to Neanderthals or Denisovans, Vox reports.

The BabySeq project faces lower-than-expected enrollment rates, according to ScienceInsider.