While searching for the genetic cause of and a treatment for Marfan syndrome, researchers have possibly found a way to help other patients with enlarged aortas as well, writes Gina Kolata at the New York Times.

People with Marfan syndrome typically are thin with long limbs and flexible joints. They also develop heart problems as the aorta grows.

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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.