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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: analysis of ancient human parvovirus B19, Toxoplasma gondii genotypes, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: researchers identify the characteristic genomic features of clear cell renal cell carcinoma, and more.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation has awarded $18.6M to the University of Tennessee to continue work into developing new mathematical approaches aimed at biological research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Orthologs of the same gene pair seem to spur mercury methylation across a range of bacterial and archaeal species, according to a study published online today in Science.

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Deborah Nickerson has been in the trenches of genomics almost since the beginning, but that wasn't always the plan. Today, she uses her experience in learning a new field to mentor her students.

At ABRF's annual conference this week, a panel talked about funding, personnel, and other issues involved in running of a mass-spectrometry core laboratory.

A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.