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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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.