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With genome-wide association studies involving more than 200,000 individuals, researchers narrowed in on 58 loci and dozens of genes with ties to a chronic infection marker.

In Nature this week: common genetic variants influence monogenic neurodevelopmental disorders,  analysis of fruitENCODE, and more.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.

Stop It There

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

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Jess Wade, a postdoc at Imperial College London, hopes to raise the profiles of women in science by writing their Wikipedia pages, the Guardian reports.

In PNAS this week: single-cell analysis of blood cells from malaria mosquito vector, genes contributing to high yield in rice, and more.

An international research team uncovered differences in both host and parasite gene expression between uncomplicated and severe malaria cases in The Gambia.

The Economist reports that new labs aim to centralize genetic engineering lab work.

The company is collaborating with two UK institutes to assess whether its Signatera ctDNA technology can detect disease recurrence in women treated for breast cancer.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: FreeHi-C approach simulates Hi-C data from interacting genome fragments, and more.