This Week in Cell

An international team led by investigators at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute reports on findings from a functional profiling analysis of the Plasmodium genome. The researchers tapped nearly 2,600 barcoded knockout mutant versions of the P. berghei malaria parasite, producing pools of knockout mutants for competitive growth assays in mice. By tracking barcode abundance with a sequencing approach dubbed BarSeq, they got a look at the essential core genome for P.

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New Mexico is re-doing its proposed science education standards after criticism, the Associated Press reports.

Agbio executives say gene editing will speed up breeding efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

La Trobe University's Jenny Graves has won the $250,000 Prime Minister's Prize for Science, the Guardian reports.

In Cell this week: post-treatment changes to melanoma genome, multi-omics analysis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and more.