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New York Times reports on a project set to kick off in the next few months in which three medical research centers -- the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Baylor College of Medicine -- will begin testing patients for the presence of cancerous stem cells to see if there's hope for therapeutically targeting them in the future.

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Bioethicists disagree with a research team's decision to allow the return of risk results for adult-onset conditions from a newborn sequencing project, according to Reuters.

Alterations to particular gene may enable the Quechua of Peru to better tolerate high-altitude life, Ars Technica reports.

Nature News reports that additional South Korean researchers have included the names of children on scientific papers when they did not contribute to the work.

In PLOS this week: statistical approach to prioritize rare variant searches, gene expression alterations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and more.