University of Alberta

Summer Genomics

A program at Simon Fraser University hopes to expose Indigenous students to genomics, according to the Vancouver Sun.

At Nature, the University of Alberta's Devang Mehta calls on PIs to engage in conversations about racism.

Talk It Up on Twitter

An analysis appearing in PeerJ finds that social media mentions of a paper may lead to increased citations.

Mail-Order Pox

Canadian researchers have re-created the horsepox virus, ScienceInsider reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: root-knot nematode sequencing study, somatic mutations linked to uveal melanoma, and more.

The Canadian government, along with various Canadian provinces and private sector partners, have committed C$17 million to the projects.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: antibiotic component may suppress nonsense mutations, long-fingered bat genome includes endogenous retrovirus not found in other bats, and more.

Researchers uncovered snoRNA differences in tumors from breast cancer cases with better or worse overall survival or recurrence-free survival.

The funding will support support two alliances between industry and academia that are applying genomic technologies to agriculture and healthcare.

By analyzing tweets, Canadian researchers examine the public's view of gene patenting.

Pages

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.