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The funding will support the use of a new in situ RNA sequencing technology, STARmap, to build functional maps of the developing brain and brain tumors.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.

Researchers focused on using existing computational methods to fill in gaps in the human microbiome without reference genomes.

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.

Researchers in California link additional genes to autism risk, HealthDay News reports.

Using 10x Genomics' immune profiling and ATAC-seq assays, the researchers upended the notion that cancer-fighting T cells come from within a tumor.

Researchers sequenced edits made at 1,656 on-target genomic sites in primary human T cells and used the data to train the model.

In Cell this week: malignant cellular states in glioblastoma, method for predicting long-term outcomes among cancer patients, and more.

The grant recipients will receive up to $5 million each and are led by scientists at institutions including Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic.

From single-cell RNA sequence data on neurogenic brain samples from young and old mice, researchers saw T cell activity that seems to staunch neural stem cell proliferation.

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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.