This Week in Nature

In the early online edition of Nature this week, Duke's Jenny Tung led a study that combined sequencing, genotyping, and functional assays to take a peek at the evolution of a malaria resistance gene in wild primates. Screening about 200 yellow baboons from Amboseli National Park in Kenya, they tested for the presence of Hepatocystis kochi, a blood parasite related to Plasmodium.

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The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.

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About one year ago, the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), with liaison representation from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and College of American Pathologists (CAP), released a guideline on reporting somatic cancer variants.