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In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

The US Department of Health and Human Services says it has not cancelled a fetal tissue contract with a University of California, San Francisco, lab, Science reports.

The funding is being provided to a number of early-career investigators and collaborative research groups using genomics and other technologies.

The US National Institutes of Health is sending tissue chips to space to study physiological changes that astronauts undergo in microgravity.

Prospective research suggests DNA and RNA sequencing can reveal pathogen, microbiome, and host expression features to detect lower respiratory tract infections.

GWAS summary statistics data led to three main loci with ties to both Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease, with additional enrichment at lipid-related sites.

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

Researchers found that combining tumor and cancer cell line data with their MAGNETIC analysis approach could enhance drug response predictions.

Investigators developed a droplet digital PCR assay targeting driver mutations and found that changes in circulating DNA were correlated with response to radiation.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.