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Researchers who go persevere after an early funding setback end up with more highly cited papers later on, according to the Economist.

Whole-genome sequencing on 62 families revealed rare reproduction- and metabolism-related variants in the androgen production pathway gene DENND1A.

A new analysis by Northwestern University researchers finds that female and male first-time PIs receive differing amounts of funding.

Small but Disruptive

A trio of researchers examines the effects of small and large research teams on their fields, according to the New York Times.

Researchers identified PTEN mutations, MAP kinase pathway alterations, and other features linked to anti-PD-1 response in individuals with the brain cancer.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

The Bugs of Space

A new analysis finds that Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus aureus found on the International Space Station are adapting to conditions there, but not becoming more dangerous to people.

The projects are organized by the Eliminate Cancer Initiative, the National Brain Tumor Society, and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

National Geographic writes that some people may have a genetic predisposition to caffeine-induced jitters.

Tiny Effects

A study presented at ASHG uncovered variants linked to having same-sex sexual partners, Science News reports.

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

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.