This Week in Science

In Science this week, the journal publishes a letter — released jointly with one in Nature — in which numerous researchers from different institutes outline plans for gain-of-function research on avian influenza viruses. The letter’s authors highlight the risks posed by the viruses and stress the need for additional research such as gain-of-function experiments to better understand issues of immunogenicity, adaptation, drug resistance, transmission, and pathogenicity.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.