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A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Researchers traced clonal populations with shared copy number profiles back to their location in tissue samples, confirming patterns that may have clinical relevance.

A pair of papers point to potential gut microbial contributions to checkpoint blockade immunotherapy response in individuals with lung, kidney, or skin cancer.

The initiative's four research projects will use use genetic and other technologies to detect and treat cancer at its earliest stages.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: post-treatment changes to melanoma genome, multi-omics analysis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: allele-sharing patterns of ancient hominins, protein-inactivating changes among lab mice, and more.

Researchers developed a gene expression-based classifier for four gastric cancer subtypes and found that some are associated with better outcomes than others.

An international research team profiled more than 7,500 tumor genomes, including small-bowel adenocarcinoma, colorectal cancer, and gastric cancer genomes.

The researchers described gut microbial diversity and composition differences in metastatic melanoma patients who did or did not respond to immunotherapy. 

A short pyknon motif on the lncRNA N-BLR appears to mediate its effect on cells' ability to metastasize and invade in colorectal cancer, researchers found.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.