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In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.

To Invest in Postdocs

At the Guardian, the University of Edinburgh's Nikolay Ogryzko argues that universities need to better invest in postdocs' careers.

To Stop Bird Flu

Reuters reports that UK researchers have edited chicken cells in the lab to be resistant to bird flu.

Harder to Breathe

Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

In Genome Biology this week: genomic sequencing of milkweed bug, benchmark comparison of single-cell RNA sequencing platforms, and more.

The Guardian reports that delivery mode seems to affect the makeup of infants' gut microbiomes.

Wired examines the implications and ramifications of research into links between genetics and socioeconomic status.

The findings underscored links between depression and other conditions and suggested  a number of potential new targets for treatment with existing drugs.

Three long-read assemblies — two from PacBio data alone and one from Oxford Nanopore and Illumina data — had considerably more indel errors in genes than short-read assemblies.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.