Wellcome Trust

Figures from the Wellcome Trust show that women there earn less than men, according to the Guardian

Researchers from the Anopheles gambiae 1000 Genomes Project uncovered high levels of genetic diversity in two mosquito species in Africa.

Investigators saw muted negative selection against mutations in genomic data for more than 7,600 tumors, while mining positive selection patterns for cancer driver clues.

All Together

Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, writes at the Guardian that science is a team endeavor.

Researchers saw mismatch repair-related mutations in a significant subset of breast cancers, hinting at potential response to checkpoint blockade immunotherapy.

Areas of concern are the recruitment of talented scientists, as well as retaining access to EU funding, European research collaborations, and clinical trials.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.

Scientists from The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Public Health England, and elsewhere sequenced the genomes of 209 MRSA isolates collected in Europe from 1960 to 1989.

The institute will house the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance to monitor antibiotic-resistant bacteria worldwide.

Examining more than half of its genome, researchers found the parasite's success is due to stripping its genome down to essential genes.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.