This Week in Science

In Science this week, a group of British investigators publishes a study showing that genetic mutations associated with cancer are common in esophageal epithelial tissue of older, healthy individuals. The investigators sequenced normal esophageal epithelium from nine donors aged 20 to 75 years and find strong positive selection of clones carrying mutations in 14 cancer genes.

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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.