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The Philadelphia Inquirer takes a look at John Maris' work at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia into neuroblastoma, an often fatal tumor affecting children. Within a little more than a year, Maris and his colleagues identified three genes associated with risk of neuroblastoma through a genome-wide association study and began a related drug trial as one of the genes identified is also implicated in some lung cancers.

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A new Trump executive order about "free inquiry" on college campuses may threaten $35 billion-worth of federal research funding, reports Ars Technica.

As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.