According to a new study in Nature Genetics, men may have a higher rate of colorectal cancer than women because of a fault in the X chromosome, reports the UK Press Association. The defect in the chromosome is linked to reduced activity in the SHROOM2 gene, which controls cell development.
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The New York Times' George Johnson muses on cancer's roots in multicellularity.
The San Diego Union Tribune wonders whether Medicare is ready for personalized medicine.
Jun Wang, the chief executive of BGI, has stepped down.
In PNAS this week: human T cell editing with CRISPR, retrotransposons acting as insulators, and more.