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In PLoS Genetics this week, McGill University's Brent Richards and his colleagues report on their analysis of data derived from 1,998 individuals they Sanger-sequenced at seven genes, which "provide guidance in the analysis and interpretation of the role of rare base-pair variation in the etiology of complex traits and diseases," the authors write.

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A new Trump executive order about "free inquiry" on college campuses may threaten $35 billion-worth of federal research funding, reports Ars Technica.

As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.