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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.

A case-control GWAS of individuals of African descent led to four chromosome 6 SNPs with apparent ties to bleeding risk associated with warfarin anticoagulants.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: influence of DNA architecture on genome editing, within-host HIV evolution, and more.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.