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Room for Improvement

Indiana University School of Medicine's Aaron Carroll discusses the flaws and ways to improve peer review at the New York Times.

NX Prenatal and Indiana University School of Medicine are collaborating to develop exosome blood tests for preterm birth risk and preeclampsia.

With the three-year grants, the institutions will continue an initiative that is developing tools and technologies for genome biology research.

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.

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.