A new bill sponsored by US Representatives Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) would require studies to include both male and female cells, tissues, and animals, the Huffington Post reports.

"I was shocked that something as basic as treating men and women the same had often been overlooked in clinical trials," Cooper tells Sam Levine at HuffPo.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.