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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.

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.

Search for Risk

A University College London team aims to examine genetic and other factors influencing eating disorder risk, according to the Guardian.

University College London is launching an investigation into its past ties to eugenics, according to the Guardian.

Led by investigators at the University of Trento in Italy, the team received a five-year, £5 million ($6.4 million) award recently to advance its work.

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.