In a new study in Nature Medicine, researchers at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Australia and their collaborators have found that breast cancer cells metastasize to bone in part by deactivating an immune system response meant to prevent the spread of the disease, says Reuters' Tan Ee Lyn.
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In Nature this week: omic analysis of permafrost microbes, hookworm genome, and more.
Biologists turn to environmental DNA sampling to determine whether elusive or invasive species are shedding DNA in a given area.
Rob Knight writes at Scientific American that microbiome studies are about to break out of the laboratory.
Harold Varmus, the director of the National Cancer Institute, has announced that he is stepping down after nearly five years.