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In PLOS Genetics this week, a University of Chicago-led team searches for genetic factors influencing inorganic arsenic metabolism and toxicity in a population from Bangladesh with potential exposure to the carcinogen through contaminated drinking water. The researchers used exome arrays to search for non-synonymous alterations influencing arsenic metabolism in 1,660

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.