Slow Re-opening

The tuberculosis lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to re-open, the New York Times reports.

The lab, along with others at the agency, was closed earlier this month following the mishandling of the anthrax and H5N1 influenza viruses in incidents that exposed CDC personnel to the infectious agents.

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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.