In a study in PNAS, scientists have found a gene that protects against lung cancer, says this BBC article. Comparing normal and diseased tissue, they found that the tumor suppressor gene LIMD1, which is located on chromosome 3p21, was deleted in most cancer tissue samples. Without LIMD1, the study's authors say, cells are more vulnerable to carcinogens like those found in cigarette smoke.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.