New York Times reports the death of Gunther Stent, a molecular biology pioneer and Berkeley scientist "whose research wrestled with and validated the breakthrough discovery of the structure of DNA." Stent, 84, succumbed to pneumonia. Jim Watson called Stent "a major intellectual" in the field.

 

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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.