This Week in Science

In Science this week, Jocelyn Kaiser interviewed biochemist Robert Tjian, who has been head of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since April. He says his first plans were and still are to invest more in international research and educational programs, with an emphasis on Asia.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.