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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.

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.