This Week in PLoS

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill have developed a six-gene signature that may better identify the disease stage of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients, as they report in PLoS Medicine. The researchers identified six genes that were differentially over-expressed between nonmetastatic and metastatic tumors and then applied them to a training set and an independent cohort.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.