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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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In PNAS this week: carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, selection against educational attainment-linked variants, and more.

Technology Review points out that a new US presidential science advisor hasn't been selected.

Researchers find that blood tests might be able to help determine severity of a concussion, Wired reports.

President-elect Donald Trump considers other candidates for director of the National Institutes of Health, Nature News reports.