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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.

An interim report finds that 18 percent of employees at the US National Institutes of Health experienced gender harassment within the past year, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers from the Broad Institute and NIH characterized a CRISPR-associated transposase that can integrate DNA into unique sites in the E. coli genome.

The Trump Administration has curbed fetal tissue research in the US, the New York Times reports.

The trials are part of the second phase of the Implementing Genomics in Practice program, which is slated to receive $42 million in funding over 5 years.

Two Leave Emory

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.

Science reports the US National Institutes of Health opposes a bill aimed at making government advisory committees more transparent.

And, Speak

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US National Institutes of Health is to allow two clinicians critical of a clinical trial to speak with investigators.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.