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IBM and Baylor College of Medicine have been working together to develop software that scans the scientific literature to make predictions, Technology Review writes.

The researchers put the tool to work on the more than 60,000 scientific papers mentioning the cancer-related protein p53. From its scan, the algorithm identified proteins that it deemed likely to be kinases that regulate p53.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.

Mary Beckerle has been removed as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in what one researcher refers to as a "coup," ScienceInsider reports.