In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.
A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.
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.
A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.
In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.
Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.
US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.
The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.
In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.
A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.
A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.
Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.
In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more
A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.
NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.
Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.
In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.
23andMe has found a possible genetic link to becoming 'hangry', according to US News & World Report.
The Personalized Medicine Coalition defends the US Food and Drug Administration from criticism on its push to shorten the regulatory review process.
CBC News reports that a genetic study of hearing is relying on Newfoundland's founder population.
In Nature this week: novel soil-dwelling bacteria may be source of molecules with biomedical potential, and more.
With a new supercomputer, the US is expected to re-take the title of fastest supercomputer in the world, NPR reports.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issues a new report on sexual harassment in the sciences.
The Party at Bio Not Associated with Bio included nude or partially nude female dancers, prompting an outcry, BioCentury reports.
In Genome Biology this week: negative selection analysis of cancer genomes, microfluidics system to characterize single-cell RNAs, and more.
A new analysis finds that better grant-writing skills may help early-career researchers stay funded and stay in academia.
At Nature, a graduate student describes how to explore careers outside academia and what PhD programs can do help that search.
A new analysis of research funding finds that after receiving their first award, female researchers are just about as likely to receive additional awards as male researchers.
The Nature Jobs blog reports that the University of Chicago is no longer requiring graduate school applicants to submit standardized test scores.