Seventeen-year-old Shivani Sud, from North Carolina, won the Intel Science Talent Search and its $100,000 scholarship, according to an article in the Boston Globe. Using information publicly available (which included clinical samples), Sud identified genetic markers that predict recurrence of stage II colon cancer. With her model, she can also identify effective ways to treat those particular tumors.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.