An international team led by investigators at Pfizer Oncology, BGI-Shenzhen, the University of Copenhagen, and Eli Lilly and Company used whole-genome sequencing to track down recurrent genetic glitches in the liver cancer hepatocellular carcinoma — particularly forms of the disease involving hepatitis B virus infection.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.