A former employee of Cofactor Genomics, a contract research organization that provides sequencing and bioinformatics services, is bringing a gender discrimination suit against the company that covers charges of sexual harassment and allegations of a cover-up.

The plaintiff, Grace Mueller, is claiming that her former supervisor, Paul Washburn, forced her to have sexually explicit conversations with him and that when she reported it, she was threatened and forced to lie.

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A European team has launched a four-year study to develop a test to gauge cervical, ovarian, uterine, or aggressive breast cancer risk in women.

As interest in personalized medicine grows, government contractors are entering the field, the Washington Post reports.

In PNAS this week: spatiotemporal study of lncRNA expression, role of extrachromosomal, circular DNAs in yeast, and more.

In PLOS this week: Plasmodium knowlesi population genetics, oral microbiome of infants and children, and more.