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Baselga Resigns

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's José Baselga has resigned following revelations he did not properly disclose industry ties in research articles.

Disclosure Failure

The New York Times reports that José Baselga, chief medical officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, didn't always disclose industry ties.

Stat News reports that IBM's Watson supercomputer sometimes gives inappropriate cancer treatment advice.

Researchers looked at the prevalence and effects of whole-genome duplication events across cancers using targeted sequenced data for almost 10,000 advanced cases.

A new analysis of immune cells in breast carcinomas and matched blood, breast, and lymph tissue uncovered phenotypic expansions in tumor immune cell populations.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: alternative splicing patterns in sunflowers, EGFR inhibitor resistance in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.

In a pan-cancer analysis, Lynch syndrome genes were mutated more often than anticipated in tumors with high or intermediate levels of microsatellite instability.

Bringing together more than 1,000 prostate cancer exomes, researchers uncovered almost 100 significantly mutated genes, including drivers mutated in a fraction of tumors.

The 4,000-participant study will use a digital enrollment platform and will provide free genetic testing as well as support from doctors and genetics experts.

PGDx has the exclusive rights to develop both tissue- and blood-based diagnostics using MSK’s TMB-related intellectual property.

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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.