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It seems that tumors hate the heat, says New Scientist's Ferris Jabr. In a new study published in PNAS, researchers at the University of Amsterdam show that high temperatures undercut a tumor's ability to fight off cancer drugs by denaturing the BRCA2 protein that repairs breaks cancer cells' DNA, Jabr says.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.