The Scan

What You Might Learn

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

In the Skin

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.

More to Go Around

Congress approved a bill Friday that would increase the US National Institutes of Health's funding by $2 billion for fiscal year 2019.

To Worry or Not?

Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher warns in a New York Times op-ed that more people are going to need help figuring out what their consumer genetic testing results mean.

Call for Ban

UK's Labour Party calls for a ban on non-invasive prenatal testing for determining sex, BBC News reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: intra-tumor heterogeneity patterns, genomic analysis of Thoroughbred horse origins, and more.

Baselga Resigns

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's José Baselga has resigned following revelations he did not properly disclose industry ties in research articles.

Addressing Harassment

Physicians discuss how to tackle sexual harassment in academic medicine in commentaries appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Make It Free

Eleven European countries call for free access to publicly funded science, the Economist reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: algorithm to examine circadian expression of genes, and more.

ScienceInsider reports that universities may be worse than drug companies at reporting clinical trial results.

Not Yet Precise

An op-ed at the New York Times points out that precision medicine's failures should also be discussed.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: saturation genome editing gives insight into BRCA1 variant functions, system to identify CRISPR off-target effects, and more.

Researchers have assembled the genome of the orange clownfish.

Brigham Young University team examines the genes of a 7'6" former NBA player, Technology Review reports.

Privacy, Privacy

Fortune discusses consumer genetic testing companies' privacy policies.

In Genome Research this week: queen bee chromatin profiles, quantitative trait loci and allele-specific expression in wild house mice, and more.

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

A federal appeals court in the US has upheld a judgment that gave the Broad Institute key CRISPR patents.

Population geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza has died, The Scientist reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: influence of DNA architecture on genome editing, within-host HIV evolution, and more.

Disclosure Failure

The New York Times reports that José Baselga, chief medical officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, didn't always disclose industry ties.

In an editorial, the Washington Post calls on Congress to develop privacy standards to govern genetic testing companies.


A new analysis finds that better grant-writing skills may help early-career researchers stay funded and stay in academia.

At Nature, a graduate student describes how to explore careers outside academia and what PhD programs can do help that search.

A new analysis of research funding finds that after receiving their first award, female researchers are just about as likely to receive additional awards as male researchers.

The Nature Jobs blog reports that the University of Chicago is no longer requiring graduate school applicants to submit standardized test scores.