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Researchers retraced transmission events and resistance contributors with whole-genome sequences for 100 carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from a Beijing hospital.

No Pain

University College London researchers sequenced a woman who realized late in life that she could not feel pain, Gizmodo reports.

The partners will develop patient-specific assays based on ArcherDx's anchored multiplex PCR technology to track disease recurrence in lung cancer patients.

Starting With Less

Nature News reports that female scientists setting up their first labs tend to have lower salaries and smaller staffs than their male peers.

With RNA sequencing and other data, researchers gauged neoantigen formation, immunoediting, and clonal evolution in non-small cell lung cancers.

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: methanogen ancestry, within-host human cytomegalovirus genetic diversity, and more.

Dunno What Those Do

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

Researchers traced genomic, epigenomic, and expression features in lung carcinoma in situ cases that regressed or progressed to invasive lung squamous cell carcinomas.

One locus appears to be more common among individuals with Native American or East Asian ancestry and suggests there was convergent evolution of skin color among Eurasians.

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The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.