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The Scan

In Genome Research this week: transcriptomic analysis of the Venus flytrap, SMASH approach for CNV analysis, and more.

Search for Why

Researchers trace the deaths of a pair of newborn siblings to a mutation in their LIPT1 genes through whole-exome sequencing, Stat News reports.

Researchers find different molecular signatures in cancers from men as compared to those from women, the Wall Street Journal reports.

For Safety

French officials release a report and move to strength safety measures for clinical trials, ScienceInsider reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: system to track intron gains and losses, role of RUNX during mitosis, and more.

Out of the Game

A lack of stability in research funding drives researchers away from academia, researchers write at eLife.

Scene of the Crime

One case illustrates how DNA evidence can incriminate an innocent person, Scientific American says.

Decades in the Making

A team describes its idea for a clinical trial data-sharing database, called Vivli, ScienceInsider reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: canine GWAS of skeletal syndromes, Chagas disease outcomes and genetic ancestry, and more.

Slips Through

Mitochondrial replacement therapy may not always eliminate faulty mitochondria, a new study finds.

A Dog's Cancer

Sequencing mtDNA from transmissible canine cancers helps track dogs' movements around the world.

Twin Sign Up

Avera Health launches a twin registry in the Midwest for genetic studies, the Associated Press reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: new gene redundancy theory, and more.

Corrected Reports

Theranos has voided results obtained using its Edison platform and has sent out tens of thousands of corrected reports, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Harassment Remains

A new study finds that 30 percent of female clinician-researchers have experienced sexual harassment at work.

Proposed increases to small business programs touch off fight between business and research groups, ScienceInsider reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: giraffe genome and its evolution of a long neck, and more.

Personal Reactions

As Scientific American writes, pharmacogenetic testing can prevent adverse drug reactions, but there are insurance coverage and interpretation hurdles to overcome.

Influence of Genes

Author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses genetic destiny and more with NPR's Terry Gross.

In Genome Biology this week: methylation changes in aging, single-cell RNA sequencing of renal cell carcinoma tumor, and more.

The New York Times profiles the University of Copenhagen's Eske Willerslev.

Proposed changes to the US Common Rule could affect what samples are available for research, Stat News says.

Ethically, researchers don't have to return research results to the relatives of deceased study participants, Robert Green from Brigham and Women's Hospital writes at the Huffington Post.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: degenerative myopathy risk in corgis, genes influencing Vibrio parahaemolyticus fitness, and more.

Behind Closed Doors

Harvard's George Church says that a project to create synthetic human genomes at the center of last week's controversial meeting is at the 'thought experiment' stage.


The US National Labor Relations Board rules that graduate assistants have the right to unionize.

Sociologists find that dual-career programs are important for recruiting female academics, Inside Higher Ed reports.

Many more PhDs are produced in the sciences than there are tenure-track professor positions, the New York Times reports.

The Huffington Post explores why female graduate students might not report sexual harassment.