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Got the Skills

PhD training imparts professional skills that are important in a range of careers, Science Careers reports.

Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

The consortium aims to advance the use of genomics in the clinic, with a particular  focus on diverse and underserved patient populations.

In PLOS this week: blood pressure and hypertension loci in people of African ancestry, Plasmodium vivax population genomics, and more.

These tardigrade-specific proteins form a disordered, glass-like solid structure and could be used to help transport pharmaceuticals.

Oliver Smithies Dies

Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize in 2007, has died, the New York Times reports.

The researchers added that these expression changes could be used to predict when a bloom might occur.

When it comes to fully enrolling infants in sequencing studies, parental enthusiasm sometimes seems to wane due to logistical considerations and privacy concerns. 

The centers will support the NCI's Genomic Data Analysis Network, which is tasked with creating tools and strategies to study large-scale genomics data.

Tufts scientists and their colleagues called for steps to ensure that disadvantaged groups benefit from genetically based diagnoses and treatments.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.