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Cancer, Cell Cycles, and Challenges

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. "It seems that one cannot say much about cancer based on cell-cycle mRNA expression data," he writes.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.