This Week in Cell

In Cell this week, an international research team reports their identification of KIAA1018/MTMR15/FAN1, a highly conserved protein, which is "recruited to sites of DNA damage by the monoubiquitinated form of FANCD2." FAN1 depletion in human cells, the team shows, results in a hypersensitivity to interstrand crosslinks, ICL repair-related issues, and genome instability.

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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.