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A gas explosion sparked a fire at a Russian laboratory that stores dangerous pathogens, the Guardian reports.

In PNAS this week: C2CD4A gene involved in insulin secretion, chromosome rearrangements in recurring S. aureus infections, and more.

Gene Not Present

Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.

Interpace Diagnostics subsidiary Interpace BioPharma will perform services worldwide, while Genecast will offer the services in China.

Step Closer

Peking University-led researchers edited stem cells an HIV patient was treated with in an attempt to cure disease, the Associated Press reports.

In Genome Research this week: PeCanPIE platform for finding, annotating, and ranking pathogenic variants; commensal Escherichia coli analysis; and more.

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has announced the 2019 winners of its awards.

In PNAS this week: spatial transcriptomic approach for quantifying RNA transcripts within subcellular compartments, proteomic study of dental samples from individuals who lived during Ireland's Great Famine, and more.

The company will work with the Genome Institute of Singapore to create a test for breast cancer recurrence prediction using its circulating tumor cell platform.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.