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A team of US researchers conducted a genome-wide association study that uncovered SNPs with tentative links to sexual orientation among men.

The University of Miami's Eden Martin and her colleagues genotyped 1,077 homosexual men and 1,231 heterosexual men. As they write in Scientific Reports this week, no SNP reached genome-wide significance for having an effect on male sexuality, though the researchers did find a handful just shy of significant.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.