This Week in Science

In Science Translational Medicine this week, two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology call for greater focus on improving collaborations between different stakeholders in biomedical innovation in an effort to combat "consortium fatigue." Although there is a growing interest in initiatives between various pharmaceutical and academic entities, "little research has been conducted to assess the effectiveness of these alliances or to identify successful characteristics that can be applied

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

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.