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The Scan

In Cell this week: analysis of immune microenvironment in hepatocellular carcinoma, proteogenomic analysis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma, and more.

Google's Project Nightingale has collected health information on millions of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Nature News writes that women in chemistry are less likely to have their manuscripts accepted for publication.

Against the Plan

An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.

In PNAS this week: tRNA fragment signature for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, genomic sites sensitive to ultraviolet radiation in melanocytes, and more.

In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

Now Here

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.

Garlic Helps, Too

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

A Bit of a Breach

Veritas Genetics confirms a data breach of a customer-facing portal.

The federal government sues Gilead over prophylactic use of HIV drugs.

Spaced Out

Gene expression shifts in stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes sent to space.

From Rome's history to a genetic screen for vulnerabilities in small cell lung cancer.

The UK Health Secretary touts newborn sequencing benefits.

A Genetic Appeal?

New Mexico's Supreme Court considers an appeal in the case of a convicted murderer with a MAOA gene mutation.

Prosecutors in Atlanta look into alleged fraud cases based on unnecessary genetic testing.

An ancient Egyptian emmer wheat genome and genetic approaches for boosting crop yield.

A precedent-setting warrant allowed a Florida detective to access data from all GEDmatch users.

Some T Cell Tweaks

Doctors are gearing up to report on early results for three cancer patients who received immunotherapy based on CRISPR-edited T cells.

A University of Brighton team is pursuing a genetic test for blood doping methods to increase red blood cell levels.

Strategies for sequencing formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded 5' RNA ends; tumor phylogeny from single-cell and bulk data; a chromosome-level look at the Atlantic herring genome.

The drug works to improve cognitive function in Alzheimer's patients by altering their gut microbiomes, ScienceInsider reports.

Don't Be So Gloomy

A British scientist says Brexit could actually be good for science in the UK.

The New York Times reports there are nearly 200 investigations into potential theft of intellectual property at biomedical research institutions.

In PNAS this week: gut microbiome-diet relationships in large, East African herbivore species, breast cancer features that boost susceptibility to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and more.


Nature survey reports that PhD students' experiences can be frustrating, but also satisfying.

A proposed rule would deem graduate students at private institutions to not be employees, which ScienceInsider reports might affect unionization efforts.

A new study finds that a positive lab environment can encourage undergraduates to continue to perform research.

A new analysis suggests non-US citizen STEM PhDs might pass up jobs at US-based startups due to visa concerns.