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It took Mary-Claire King, now at the University of Washington, 17 years to home in on the BRCA1 locus, and that work, Jane Gitschier writes in PLOS Genetics, wasn't even her first major study. Previously, King, then working in Allan Wilson's lab, studied the genetic distance between humans and chimpanzees, work that wound up on the cover of Science.

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In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.

Researchers used T-cell transfer therapy to target mutation KRAS, according to the New York Times.

The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which would provide a funding boost at NIH while overhauling FDA policies.

Bloomberg reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Jim O'Neill for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.