This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, investigators from the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Consortium describe TrypanoGEN, a network involving researchers from countries in Africa, Europe, and the UK that has come together to establish a biobank and other resources to study sleeping sicknesses caused by the Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and T. b. rhodesiense sub-species.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.