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A new study in Cancer Research from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers is providing new clues as to how estrogen fuels many breast cancers. The researchers have found that the hormone inhibits the MLK3 protein that causes normal cell death. When the protein is blocked, cancer cells can grow uncontrolled, and can be resistant to chemotherapy.

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The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.