Over at Buried Treasure, Lars Juhl Jensen blogs about a recent attempt to use comparative computational approaches to mine gene expression data for cell cycle genes that might be implicated in cancer. He took several hundred genes from the Cancer Genome Project and then overlapped them with data from a microarray cell cycle gene expression study.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.