The Scan

Diving Evolution

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

Years and Years

A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Issues to Overcome

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

Drive Away the Flies

University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Of Mice and Microbes

Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

So Many Choices

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.

The New York Times reports that genetic screening is increasingly offered as an employee benefit.

CRISPR Regulation

In an essay at Foreign Affairs, University of Pennsylvania researchers discuss how to best regulate CRISPR gene editing.

Targets for Treatment

UK researchers have uncovered about 80 proteins that could be targeted to treat prostate cancer, the Times reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: splicing patterns within triple-negative breast cancer, new flySAM tool, and more.

This year's March for Science had a lower turnout than last year, but Wired writes that supporters are focusing on elections.

And, Go

The Telegraph reports that UK regulators gave CRISPR Therapeutics the go-ahead for its beta thalassemia clinical trial.

Handful for PAH

A team of Cambridge researchers use sequencing to find gene mutations linked to pulmonary arterial hypertension, BBC News reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: tick salivary transcriptome, genetic risk scores for type 1 diabetes, and more.

Sweet Potato Puzzle

Researchers turn to genetic analysis to unravel how sweet potatoes spread from the Americas to Polynesia, the New York Times reports.

Michigan Radio reports that a parent there has filed a lawsuit over its newborn screening program.

Spain plans to increase its R&D budget, but Science reports that only a fraction of that will go to researchers.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: method to uncover natural products from fungus, and more.

Researchers are working on RNA inference-based pesticides for crops, according to Digital Trends.

Pages

An analysis appearing in PeerJ finds that social media mentions of a paper may lead to increased citations.

NIH's Michael Lauer looks at the number of grants, their amount, and funding success rates at the agency for last year.

At Nature, Johns Hopkins' Gundula Bosch describes her graduate program that aims to get doctoral students thinking about the big picture.

Patricia Fara writes about childcare funding, and women in science and science history at NPR.