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This Week in Nature

In Nature Genetics this week, Sonja Berndt from the National Cancer Institute and her colleagues report on a meta-analysis to identify chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma susceptibility loci. The researchers combined data from four genome-wide association studies — totaling 3,100 cases and 7,667 controls — to home in on 10 SNPs at nine new loci linked to the disease, as well as at an established spot.

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.