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A new analysis finds increased transparency regarding conflicts of interest and funding in recent biomedical journal articles, Nature News reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.

Researchers investigated the possibility of picking up intra-tumor genetic heterogeneity in tumor exomes, identifying false-positives and technical noise.

In a meta-analysis of nearly 70,000 individuals, researchers estimated that low-frequency coding variants contribute about 5 percent of multiple sclerosis risk.

Thomas Steitz Dies

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: open genetic genealogy databases can lead to the identification of individuals who have not sought testing, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: effect of PD-L1 expression on immunotherapy response, endogenous retrovirus segregation in European rabbits, and more.

Investigators are studying samples from a group of 100 patients to try to lock down patterns in circulating tumor DNA that can be used to validate monitoring methods for the clinic.

This year's winners of the Lasker Awards have studied histones, RNA biology, and more.

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The data generated by 100,000 Genomes Project is being housed on military servers due to attacks by hackers, Naked Security reports.

A new poll finds most US adults are not familiar with personalized medicine, according to HealthDay.

Vox reports that the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity decided against a gene drive moratorium.

In Science this week: sequencing of neuroblastomas uncovers alterations linked to prognosis, and more.