This Week in Science

Washington University Medical Center's D. Ashley Hill published work in this week's advanced online edition of Science that implicates DICER1 mutations in development of familial pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB), a rare pediatric lung tumor. First using a four-family linkage study, the scientists mapped the PPB locus to chromosome 14q, and from this singled out DICER1.

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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.