The Guardian reports that senior management at the Wellcome Sanger Institute is under investigation after allegations of bullying and discrimination.
The results suggest that some Ewing sarcomas could be detected earlier, when they are easier to treat.
NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.
By sequencing 72,501 individual kidney cells, researchers saw some shared transcriptional patterns in kidney cancers and developing or adult kidneys.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.
A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.
An international team of researchers compared genetic changes that occur in the blood of people who develop acute myeloid leukemia and those who do not.
The researchers also reported that cholera strains infecting members of the same household were highly similar, suggesting in-household transmissions.
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's Sharon Peacock argued a sequencing-based pathogen surveillance approach could uncover outbreaks faster.
Sequencing the genomes of a half a dozen chimp- or gorilla-infecting malaria parasites provided a clearer picture of Plasmodium falciparum evolution.
Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.
Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.
The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.
In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.