This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from China and the US describe a variant in the MAP kinase family gene MKK7 that appears to help in predicting lung cancer risk and patient outcomes in individuals from the Chinese population. The team investigated potential lung cancer associations for a handful of rare variants identified in a retrospective study of more than 5,000 Chinese individuals with the disease and nearly 5,200 without.

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