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This Week in PLOS

A PLOS Genetics study suggests some of the same genes dialed up in central nervous system diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia have decreased expression in lung, prostate, and/or colorectal cancers (and vice versa), consistent with inverse co-morbidities for such conditions proposed from past epidemiological studies.

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Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.

Some science companies will be taking part in next month's March for Science, Fortune reports.

In Genome Research this week: longitudinal study of Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, long-read assembly approach, and more.

Shale oil companies are turning to DNA sequencing to find spots to drill, Reuters reports.