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Omeros, a Seattle-based drug discovery firm, is getting an injection of money from Washington State's Life Sciences Discovery Fund and local entrepreneur and billionaire Paul Allen, Xconomy reports. Omeros is trying to come up with therapeutics that bind G-protein coupled receptors — targets that have been deemed "undruggable" by many.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.