NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A subset of breast cancers contain mutational signatures consistent with DNA mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency, new research reveals, suggesting that some individuals with the disease may benefit from immune checkpoint blockade immunotherapies similar to those being used in other types of cancer with MMR deficits.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.