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This Week in PLoS

Scientists publishing in PLoS Biology this week have used stable isotope labeling with amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) and subsequent mass spec to screen the human proteome for possible targets of γ-secretase and found a small number of new substrates, all of which are type I transmembrane proteins with diverse biological roles.

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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.