Shooting the Moon

With the creation of its Moon Shots Program, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center aims to bring together teams of researchers focused on eight cancers to improve patient survival. According to ScienceInsider, MD Anderson President Ronald DePinho compared his organization's new initiative to US President John F. Kennedy's plan to send Americans to the moon.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.