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The skin cancer melanoma is characterized by a dip in 5-hydroxymethylation at cytosine nucleotides across the genome, according to a study in the September 14th issue of Cell. Researchers from the US, China, and Australia used several approaches to show that primary and metastatic melanoma samples have unusually low levels of 5-hmC methylation compared with normal melanocyte cells or benign skin growths.

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Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.

Some science companies will be taking part in next month's March for Science, Fortune reports.

In Genome Research this week: longitudinal study of Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, long-read assembly approach, and more.

Shale oil companies are turning to DNA sequencing to find spots to drill, Reuters reports.