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In a paper published online in advance in Science this week, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine report their use of whole-exome sequencing, followed by Sanger re-sequencing, to investigate 31 metastasizing uveal melanoma tumors, in which they identified inactivating somatic mutations in BAP1 on chromosome 3p21.1 in 26 — or 84 percent — of the samples.

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.