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In Genome Biology this week: archaic gene flow into sub-Saharan African populations, a de novo transcriptome assembler, and more.

Wired reports that "organs on a chip" are among the cargo to be delivered to the International Space Station.

Researchers used genomic approaches to delve into the cleft lip and palate-related functions of a transcription factor called p63, identifying key enhancer and chromatin interactions.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania examined how natural variation within olfactory receptor genes affects how people perceive smells.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.

Maintenance treatment with Clovis' rucaparib may be a more tolerable maintenance therapy than chemo in platinum-responsive patients with mutations in BRCA1/2 or PALB2.

Researchers identified a handful of microbes associated with spontaneous preterm birth, and highlighted host immune protein levels with potential ties to the condition.

Lack of Diversity

Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.

In Science this week: the synthetic genetic system hachimoji, and more.

A University of Pennsylvania-led team found that genetic population structure in Africa is associated with geography, as well as with language and lifestyle.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.