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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine used a combination of several mouse models to confirm a link between Down's syndrome and decreased solid tumor development. In further studies, they showed that the Ets2 gene acts as a repressor when it is over-expressed, so up-regulation of Ets2 may be protective in anyone, not just those with Down's. A news articles goes in depth.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.