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Retraction Watch writes that a cancer researcher has had an eighth paper retracted.

Researchers are investigating whether gene drives could help control pests affecting farms, but note that public assent is crucial, Harvest Public Media reports.

In a study of microbial genome data, researchers noted that many horizontal gene transfer events appeared to occur between different sites within the human body.

The platform, from a University of Illinois at Chicago-led team, separates circulating tumor cells from other cell types using size-dependent inertial migration. 

University of Illinois researchers describe a way to make photosynthesis more productive, NPR reports.

While "genomical" has not supplanted "astronomical" in the lexicon, geneticist Gene Robinson believes data scientists understand the sheer size of genomic information.

The company is aiming to uncover the cause of fibromyalgia and to identify new disease-specific genetic biomarkers.

By sequencing ancient and contemporary indigenous individuals from Canada's Pacific Coast, researchers uncovered clues to a post-colonization population bottleneck.

Using thousands of old samples, researchers explored the historical context for rising presence of the Nosema bombi fungal pathogen in wild bumble bee populations.

A team of scientists believe that exosomal miRNAs holds promise to be significant biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. 

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.