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The Scan

A new analysis finds that research topic choice contributes to the disparity in National Institutes of Health funding received by black researchers.

A small study finds gambling addictions may have partially genetic roots, according to the Telegraph.

In Nature this week: researchers from the NIH Common Fund Human Biomolecular Atlas Program discuss the project's mission, and more.

Researchers are sequencing Florida panthers to examine the effects of the introduction of Texas cougars there in the 1990s to stave off the cats' decline, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Nobel laureates bemoan the potential effects of a no-deal Brexit on science in the UK, the Guardian reports.

A recent conference discussed genetic genealogy in light of new US Department of Justice guidelines, the New York Times reports.

In Genome Research this week: new tool to identify protein coding sequences, droplet digital PCR-based assay to quantify mitochondrial DNA, and more.

In PNAS this week: induced "BRCAness" phenotype in non-small cell lung cancer, chemoproteomic profiling approach, and more.

Discover's D-brief blog reports that researcher have bred calves from a bull that had undergone genome editing.

Nature News speaks with the secretary-general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences about efforts to increase the diversity of Nobel Prize recipients.

The Meaning?

A genetic counselor tells the Toronto Star that she's seen more and more individuals who don't know what to do with their consumer genetic testing results.

Three researchers have won this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for their work uncovering how cells react to changing oxygen levels.

The Wall Street Journal reports that some sequencing projects that currently return no or limited testing results are looking to expand what they tell participants.

To the Source

DNA testing traces Dutch food poisoning outbreak to a meat processing center, Reuters reports.

In PLOS this week: missense variant linked to hereditary leukodystrophy in dogs, genetic variants associated with drug-induced interstitial lung disease, and more.

With a Sharpie

A new report examines increased threats to scientific independence in the US, the Guardian reports.

Do It on Purpose?

A team of researchers says introducing microbes to Mars is inevitable and should be done proactively, Business Insider reports.

Not for a While

In a court filing, lawyers say Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of Theranos, hasn't paid them in a year, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: bioinformatic method to tease out biologically active small molecules encoded in the human microbiome, and more.

The Trump Administration plans to add DNA samples from individuals in immigration custody to the FBI crime database, the New York Times reports.

The Washington Post reports the loss of staff following USDA agencies' move has affected their ability to release and conduct reports and allot funding.

Bit Too Casual

According to CBS News, US National Academy of Sciences had to take down a video and tweet it posted earlier this week on gene editing.

In Nature this week: researchers map evolution of monarch butterfly's resistance to cardiac glycoside toxins, and more.

A new report finds that 3 percent of grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health involve at least one researcher with a financial conflict of interest, ScienceInsider says.

Couldn't Re-Do It

The Scientist reports that a new study was unable to replicate one from 2012 that reported a link between genetic variants and brain function.


ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.