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A team from Harvard and the Broad Institute documents artemisinin resistance mutations in West African isolates of the malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Using drug sensitivity assays, genome sequencing, gene editing, and other approaches, the researchers tracked the rise of resistance-related mutations in two culture-adapted P. falciparum isolates from Senegal that were intermittently exposed to artemisinin in the lab for up to four years.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.