The Hot Fields

While the total number of graduate students enrolled in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical sciences has leveled off in the past few years, Sally Rockey, deputy director for extramural research at the US National Institutes of Health, points out at her Rock Talk blog that the number of graduate students in the biomedical sciences continues to increase.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.