Kyoto University has fired an investigator for falsifying figures in a 2017 Stem Cell Reports paper, Retraction Watch reports. It adds that Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka, who directs the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) where the research took place, was also reprimanded.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.