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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.

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.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.