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This Week in PNAS

In the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Israel and the US report on results of a population-based screening effort aimed at estimating breast or ovarian cancer risk amongst BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation carriers. The team started by screening healthy Ashkenazi Jewish men to narrow in on families prone to mutations in the two risk genes, before genotyping BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in female relatives from more than 100 families.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.