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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from Georgetown University and elsewhere describe a set of frequently mutated and/or copy number altered genes associated with poor breast cancer outcomes. The team profiled ductal carcinoma in situ samples and took advantage of genomic data on infiltrating ductal carcinoma cases from the Cancer Genome Atlas, looking at the prevalence of cases involving loss or low levels of SYK — a gene suspected of contributing to immunity and cancer risk.

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In PNAS this week: map of UV-induced damage in yeast genome, comparative epigenomics uncovers plant lacking key DNA methyltransferase enzyme, and more.

Researchers kick off their second Queer in STEM survey to examine what can make STEM careers welcoming, Wired reports.

A startup company is offering a test to analyze soil samples from farms for pathogens.

Prosecutors seek to introduce evidence from low-template DNA analysis in a murder case in upstate New York, the New York Times reports.