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The team saw risky mutations in colorectal cancer, polyp, and Lynch syndrome-related genes in almost 4 percent of CRC patients diagnosed at 72 years old, on average.

Some More Than Others

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

Researchers who go persevere after an early funding setback end up with more highly cited papers later on, according to the Economist.

Whole-genome sequencing on 62 families revealed rare reproduction- and metabolism-related variants in the androgen production pathway gene DENND1A.

A new analysis by Northwestern University researchers finds that female and male first-time PIs receive differing amounts of funding.

Small but Disruptive

A trio of researchers examines the effects of small and large research teams on their fields, according to the New York Times.

Researchers identified PTEN mutations, MAP kinase pathway alterations, and other features linked to anti-PD-1 response in individuals with the brain cancer.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

The Bugs of Space

A new analysis finds that Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus aureus found on the International Space Station are adapting to conditions there, but not becoming more dangerous to people.

The projects are organized by the Eliminate Cancer Initiative, the National Brain Tumor Society, and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

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Russian CRISPR researcher moves along with plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, though awaits regulatory approval, Nature News reports.

University of California, San Francisco, researchers have uncovered a gene mutations that appears to make a father-son duo more efficient sleepers.

NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of non-syndromic orofacial cleft subtypes, epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and more.