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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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.