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Genome-wide association study hits can uncover potential therapies for conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, a Biology of Genomes speaker said.

The Wellcome Trust has unveiled a new anti-bullying and harassment policy, according to Nature News.

Inder Verma had been on leave from PNAS since December after three female scientists at the Salk Institute filed a lawsuit claiming gender discrimination.

The panel is designed to measure genetic markers in whole-blood samples in order to predict which patients are likely to experience a severe, relapsing form of the disease.

Scientists have sequenced more than 2,700 distinct strains from the National Collection of Type Cultures, a non-profit biorepository run by Public Health England.

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.

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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.

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.