This Week in Science

In Science this week, a multi-institute research team publishes new details about origins of gliomas, offering insights that may help in characterizing and treating these tumors. A subset of gliomas can be identified by mutations in a gene called IDH, but these tumors can further been divided into two classes: astrocytoma and oligodendroglioma.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.