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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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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.