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In PNAS this week: immune responses that affect heart transplant rejection risk, gene variants associated with thiopurine toxicity, and more.

Philip Leder Dies

The Washington Post reports that Philip Leder, who helped uncover how DNA codes for proteins and studied the role of genes in cancer, has died.

Just a Few Changes...

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

Retraction Watch reports that a fourth paper linked to the STAP stem cell scandal has now been retraction.

Researchers sequenced about 200 mumps cases from Massachusetts and elsewhere to understand how the virus spread locally and more broadly in 2016 and 2017.

In Nature this week: new study of the Wuhan coronavirus suggests bats as the source of the outbreak, bioinformatic approach to identify cancer driver genes, and more.

The Amount of Funds

A US attorney tells ScienceInsider that charges are being pursued against Harvard University's Charles Lieber due to the amount of money he allegedly received and failed to disclose.

In Science this week: genetic mutation linked to schizophrenia among South African Xhosas, engineering the bee microbiome to address parasite and virus, and more.

The firm, cofounded by several Harvard University researchers, is commercializing a single-cell spatial transcriptomics technology called MERFISH. 

Researchers found sub-chromosomal aneuploidy, DNA damage pathway changes, and other somatic changes in breast cells from BRCA2 mutation carriers.

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.