This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a team from the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University explore enhanced cancer predisposition in PTEN mutation-free individuals with conditions called Cowden/Cowden-like (CS/CS-like) syndrome and Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome (BRRS). A subset of individuals with each condition carries cancer-related germline PTEN mutations, the researchers say.

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Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.