This Week in PNAS

In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the US and Finland explore the role that amplifications of the oncogene Akt3 play in the progression of the brain cancer glioma. After detecting amplifications of Akt3, Akt2, and Akt1 in several cancer types — including the most common form of glioma, called glioblastoma — the researchers tracked glioma progression and gene expression profiles in mouse models of glioma that harbored various Akt isoforms.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.