This Week in Cell

A transmissible form of a leukemia-like disease that's been impacting soft-shell clam populations on the East Coast of North America since the 1970s appears to stem from a clonal cell line being passed from one clam to another, according to a Cell study. A group fromColumbiaUniversity and Environment Canada did PCR-based genotyping on mitochondrial SNPs and DNA microsatellites in nine soft-shell clams with the neoplasm and 11 without.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.