In Genome Biology this week, research led by Katharine Webb at the Institute of Developmental Genetics in Neuherberg, Germany, showed that there are specific transcriptional networks that influence addiction. Using a model of a mutant zebrafish that doesn't respond to amphetamines, they combined microarray analysis with qPCR and in situ hybridization to identify and validate specific brain areas that responded to amphetamine in wild-type siblings.

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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.