A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.
NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.
In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.
Fortune reports that a Philadelphia-area hospital system is offering its employees free genetic testing.
Retraction Watch reports that a judge dismissed most of the lawsuit Ohio State University's Carlo Croce brought against the New York Times.
Illumina, SeaWorld, and others teamed up to sequence the bottlenosed dolphin, according to CBS News 8 San Diego.
In Science this week: ancient genomes inform studies of human migration in the Americas, and more.
Wired writes that, after the midterms, the US House of Representatives science committee could become "pro-science."
Researchers have linked gene variants to chronic traumatic encephalopathy severity, CBS News reports.
In Nature this week: machine learning-based method for CRISPR editing, symbiotic genes of Medicago truncatula, and more.
A new study finds a limited influence of genetics on human longevity, Stat News reports.
Nature News reports that four midterm candidates in the US with science backgrounds have won their elections.
New Scientist reports that researchers have tested an ALS gene therapy in a mouse model of disease.
In Genome Research this week: transcriptomic profiles of centenarians, role for PRDM9 expression in various tumor types, and more.
An American Cancer Society official has resigned due to concerns about partnerships with businesses with dubious health records, according to the New York Times.
Wired reports that increased diversity is needed in the Breakthrough Prizes.
National Geographic writes that some people may have a genetic predisposition to caffeine-induced jitters.
In PNAS this week: drug resistance evolution in Candida in a cystic fibrosis patient, point mutation in cotton bollworm allows it to persist in "Bt" crops, and more.
The Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have joined the open-access initiative Plan S, according to ScienceInsider.
Australian insurers propose a cap for insurance policies below which customers don't have to disclose adverse genetic testing results, according to the Australian.
Indiana University School of Medicine's Aaron Carroll discusses the flaws and ways to improve peer review at the New York Times.
In PLOS this week: statistical approach for finding somatic mutation-based associations, genomic and methylomic patterns in virulent and non-virulent forms of a swine respiratory pathogen, and more.
Time reports that some experts have raised concerns about 23andMe's new direct-to-consumer pharmacogenetic tests.
ScienceInsider reports the National Science Foundation has stopped accepting applications for an initiative that enables fellows from its graduate fellowship program to study abroad.
In Science this week: computer model uses genomic data to investigate RNA virus outbreaks, and more.
STEM professors' views on intelligence affect students' success, a new study finds.
Mental health issues are more likely to affect graduate students than other Americans, Scientific American reports.
Researchers find that younger investigators fare better when seeking support through crowdfunding sites, Nature News reports.
Nature News reports that doing a postdoc might not help researchers find employment.