This Week in PNAS

In this week's PNAS Early Edition, researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine, along with their colleague at Harvard Medical School, show that "minimization of the Legionella pneumophila genome reveals chromosomal regions involved in host range expansion." By screening for genes necessary for optimal growth in nutrient-rich medium, the team found that the "L.

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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.