This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from Japan and the US describe recurrent deletions involving a portion of chromosome 3 in individuals with mesothelioma. Using a custom array comparative genomic hybridization array, the researchers assessed nearly three dozen malignant mesothelioma biopsy samples, searching for copy number changes affecting the chromosome 3p21 region — a site containing more than 250 genes.

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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

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