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This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center reports on its discovery of genetic mutations that improve the clinical response to the cancer drug everolimus. The researchers sequenced the genome of a metastatic bladder cancer patient who had shown a complete and long-lasting response to the drug, which targets the signaling protein mTORC1.

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In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.

An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.

The Earth BioGenome Project plans to sequence all life on Earth, according to ScienceInsider.

For those who are concerned about Trump administration actions related to science, a new column in Scientific American has suggestions for ways to fight back.