When Angelina Jolie let the world know that she had a preventive mastectomy based on genetic testing for her BRCA1 status and her heightened breast cancer risk, it was her aim to use her celebrity to boost understanding about genetic risk for the disease.

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In PNAS this week: transcript patterns in drug-resistant cancer cells, function of high-altitude adaption gene, and more.

Monitoring gene expression changes could help sniff out athletes using performance-enhancing drugs, New Scientist says.

The University of Southern California lodges a cross-complaint in its legal dispute with the University of California, San Diego, over a large Alzheimer's disease project.

In PLOS this week: gene fusion in premature ovarian failure, population patterns in the Franciscana dolphin, and more.