In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers in Germany report their comparison of blood-based inflammatory markers and fecal occult blood tests for screening patients for non-invasive colorectal cancer. The team analyzed C-reactive protein, serum CD26, complement C3a anaphylatoxin, and TIMP-1 levels in blood and fecal samples of 179 colorectal cancer patients, 193 people with advanced adenoma, and 225 people free of neoplasm.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.