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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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Being born premature shouldn't mean infants with high blood sugar levels don't undergo genetic testing for neonatal diabetes, a study in Pediatrics says.

In Cell this week: phosphoproteomic patterns in prostate cancer, effect of gene expression on fitness in yeast, and more.

Scripps Research Institute investigators peer back at the RNA world.

In PNAS this week: chromosome instability in S. cerevisiae, structural differences and sequence divergence in rice, and more.