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In PNAS this week: induced "BRCAness" phenotype in non-small cell lung cancer, chemoproteomic profiling approach, and more.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.

Researchers identified tumor microbe and immune differences in tumor samples from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients with exceptionally long survival.

The work is being conducted as part of the Human Cell Atlas initiative, which was launched in 2016 to create a reference atlas of all human cell types.

The actual match rate is significantly higher than the 10 percent rate the researchers anticipated they would see when the study began in 2017.

The company is seeing increasing interest in its GeoMx platform with numerous studies from early users presented last month at AACR.

Most head and neck cancer patients saw a decline in oral HPV DNA after treatment, but those who did not were more likely to experience disease recurrence.

In work presented at the recent American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, they found that T-cell cytokine production predicted patient response.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

Based on the findings, MD Anderson is already using HER2 status to recommend patients for clinical trials instead of EGFR drugs and authors recommend others follow suit.

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The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.