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This Week in Cancer Research


In Cancer Research this week, a team led by researchers at Laval University in Canada describe the molecular signature found in the lung tissue of smokers. The team carried out genome-wide gene expression profiling on normal lung tissue from 853 lung cancer patients and compared gene expression between current and never smokers, as well as changes in gene expression over time in the lung tissue of former smokers.

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In Science this week: certain genes repressed during memory formation, analysis of genomes from single neurons, and more.

NASA plans to test whether DNA sequencing studies can be conducted in microgravity.

Congress passes a continuing resolution to keep the US federal government funded through mid-December.

The Human Genome Project was launched 25 years ago, and at Nature, Francis Collins, James Watson, and Eric Green look back at the lessons learned.