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In a recent Cancer Cell paper, researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and elsewhere report on their systematic deletions of a combination of tumor suppressor genes in a mouse model, which they found produced phenotypes with "striking similarities to subclasses of human diffuse astrocytoma." As a result of its investigations, the St. Jude-led team suggests that "there is a selective cooperativitiy among tumor suppressors" PTEN, TP53, and RB1 during glioma initiation.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.