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Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

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NIH Director Francis Collins apologizes for security blocking two Iranian researchers from the agency campus, according to the Washington Post.

The funding will enable the Institute for Genome Sciences to pursue a number of infectious disease research initiatives using omics technologies.

The effort, outlined in a Development Cell paper published online today, aims to complement the ongoing Human Cell Atlas initiative, but with a focus on pediatric health.

The Telomere-to-Telomere consortium has already generated a gapless assembly of the human X chromosome and aims to complete all chromosomes over the next two years or so.

Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.

The program's participant center at the Scripps Research Translational Institute is planning to test different modules for returning results.

Eighteen researchers call for a temporary stop to all clinical uses of human germline editing in a piece appearing in Nature.

A statement from NIH Director Francis Collins follows a call by scientists for the moratorium pending the creation of a framework to guide the use of heritable genome editing.

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The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.