This Week in PNAS

This week in PNAS, researchers from New Jersey and Wisconsin say that palmitoylation controls the dynamics of heterochromatin in budding yeast via the telomere-binding protein Rif1. The posttranslational addition of palmitate to cysteines in eukaryotic cells anchors target proteins to membranes, the authors write.

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

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.

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.