NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis and the Institute of Cancer Research in London plan to use a $4 million grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation to identify which breast cancer patients are most likely to experience recurrence and to identify new drug treatments aimed at those women.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.