This Week in Science

As part of a special issue of Science this week that focuses on cancer, Weill Cornell Medicine researcher and New York Genome Center member Harold Varmus discusses the uncertainty around cancer research funding despite growing interest among policymakers in tackling the disease. He highlights the need for resources to take advantage of the momentum already achieved in combating cancer, while offering ways that national leaders can do so "even without the certainty of additional dollars."

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

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