This Week in PNAS

A University of Oxford-led team takes a look at the relationship between genotype and insecticide resistance phenotypes in the Anopheles gambiae mosquito as part of a broader study quantifying insecticide resistance patterns in the African malaria vector. The researchers sampled An. gambiae from nearly 1,200 sites in Africa, profiling insecticide resistance and using a geostatistical modeling approach to consider co-variation in resistance to multiple insecticides.

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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.