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The funding is being provided to a number of early-career investigators and collaborative research groups using genomics and other technologies.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.

Three studies encompassing dozens of ancient genomes are offering a closer look at complex historical population spread in North, Central, and South America.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: machine learning-based method for CRISPR editing, symbiotic genes of Medicago truncatula, and more.

Upward of One Hundred

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Researchers in Nigeria and the US sequenced more than 200 Lassa virus samples to find typical environmental transmission patterns.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Researchers reached clinical diagnoses in 35 percent of cases undergoing evaluation over 20 months, sometimes leading to treatment changes.

The institutes will lead a consortium of researchers investigating the molecular underpinnings of diabetic retinopathy, a key cause of blindness.

Classifying diabetes patients by genetic pathways may help improve their management, the researchers concluded.

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The New York Times and ProPublica reports that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.

The data generated by 100,000 Genomes Project is being housed on military servers due to attacks by hackers, Naked Security reports.