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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: mosquito gut microbiome interacts with pathogenic fungus, ETAA1 gene has role in proliferative expansion of effector T cells, and more.

Researchers in Australia are seeking consent to use blood samples collected from indigenous Australians decades ago for genetic studies, the Guardian reports.

The partners will establish joint research programs, share staff and knowledge, and create a new shared facility for genomics sequencing.

The National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded $38.8 million to fund genomics, molecular biology, and other approaches for studies of cancer and other diseases.

Researchers from Australia and the US have used genotyping, microRNA analysis, and mitochondrial and transcriptome sequencing to tackle a transmissible Tasmanian devil cancer.

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.