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Scientists Might Wish All Creation Advocates Would Give Up So Easily

The UK Royal Society's Michael Reiss has voluntarily left his post as director of education following disapproval from other members after he said that creationism should be addressed (though not necessarily taught) in science classes, says a BBC article. Reiss' ideas, made public at the British Association Festival of Science, actually closely match the official policy of the Royal Society, says an op-ed at The Guardian. "Indulge me with a tired journalistic cliche, but this now smacks of witch-hunt," the column says.

The Scan

UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.