This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, a trio of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, report that post-replication repair "prevents replication damage from becoming double strand breaks and/or regulates the activity of HR [homologous recombination] on DSBs." Namely, by investigating RAD6 and RAD18-dependent post-replication repair, the team found that "the RAD5-, MMS2-, [and] UBC13-dependent error-free PRR branch acted in concert with the replication stress checkp

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.