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The researchers identified genes that specifically extend the lifespan of neurons and found genes that increase the number of neurites in the brain.

The NAM, NAS, and Royal Society have formed a commission to develop a framework on the proper use of genome editing, and convened its first meeting in Washington, DC, this week.

ScienceInsider reports that researchers funded through the Cancer Moonshot program will have to make their papers immediately accessible to the public.

Here Are Some Hoops

The US National Institutes of Health outlines how it will be handling restrictions on fetal tissue research, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers identified a new type 2 diabetes-associated site involving the ZRANB3 gene, which may have a role in regulating pancreatic beta cells.

Mostly Support

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins tells NPR he has mostly received support for his pledge to avoid all-male scientific panels.

Disclosure Push

Science reports that the US National Institutes of Health's push to enforce disclosure of foreign ties may have led to the quiet dismissal of other researchers.

During an NIH meeting, researchers from four newborn sequencing research projects discussed results of their studies and future implications.   

James Wyngaarden Dies

James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.

US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.