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This Week in Cancer Discovery


In Cancer Discovery this week, researchers in the UK and Switzerland report they performed a functional metabolic screen to identify the gene PFKFB4 as an important regulator of prostate cancer cell survival. The team analyzed the effect of silencing 222 different enzymes, transporters, and regulators on the survival of three metastatic prostate cancer cell lines and one non-malignant prostate cancer cell line and found that there are several genes required for the cells' survival.

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In Science this week: ancient Ethiopian genome indicates greater Eurasian backflow into Africa, sequencing to diagnose cutaneous T cell lymphoma, and more.

The US House of Representatives science committee has passed a bill to require NSF to ensure it only funds projects that are in the national interest.

DuPont teams with genome editing firm Caribou Biosciences for agricultural applications of the technology.

A blogger reviews her experience learning about her gut microbiome by shipping a sample to uBiome.