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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: computational approach to bring together single-cell data, systems genetic analysis of Anopheles gambiae polymorphism, and more.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

Two studies appearing in JAMA Neurology respectively examined how variants linked to Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease contribute to the conditions.

To "Stifle Science"

Lawsuits are being used to intimidate some scientists, writes one researcher at the New York Times.

LifeOmic, founded less than a year ago, expects omic data sets to become as clinically relevant as diagnostic medical imaging.

With its inaugural informatics director set to begin next month, the year-old IU Precision Health Initiative should begin its research work this fall.

Changes Required

A culture change is needed to make science more reproducible, says Indiana's Aaron Carroll at the New York Times.

A chromosome 15 variant may have ties to congenital heart failure in breast cancer patients who receive treatment with the anthracycline chemotherapy doxorubicin.

Indiana University researchers said that insights into this mechanism could lead to finding treatment targets for both diseases.

The method works by adding noise to database search results to confound algorithms that try to access private details about contributing individuals.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

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