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This Week in Science

In Science Signaling this week, researchers in Utah say that HIF-1α mediates tumor hypoxia to confer a perpetual mesenchymal phenotype for malignant progression. Numerous studies have shown that HIF-1α is over-expressed in many human cancers and up-regulates several hypoxia-responsive genes for cancer growth and survival, the authors write.

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Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.

Some science companies will be taking part in next month's March for Science, Fortune reports.

In Genome Research this week: longitudinal study of Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, long-read assembly approach, and more.

Shale oil companies are turning to DNA sequencing to find spots to drill, Reuters reports.