The Scan

British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.

Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.

Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.

In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.

Researchers are using gene editing to develop more robust livestock and crops, AFP reports.

AI for Peer Review

Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: diatom genetic diversity, microfluidic droplet method for single-cell screening, and more.

Intel is ending its sponsorship of the International Science and Engineering Fair, the New York Times reports.

Harvard Medical School's George Church says a woolly mammoth-elephant hybrid is only a few years away, according to the New Scientist.

A researcher has been convicted of conspiring to steal genetically engineered rice, Reuters reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: intellectual property landscape of CRISPR genome editing, and more.

Science Defenders

AAAS CEO Rush Holt says researchers are concerned about how society views science and notes the need to defend it, Stat News reports.

Not Private, Private

The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest's Peter Pitts discusses genetic testing privacy at Forbes.

Data Donations

A trio of academics urges for medical data donation at the Conversation.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic characterization of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and more.

A member of Henrietta Lacks says he is seeking compensation from Johns Hopkins University and will be filing a lawsuit, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Dubious Claims

Gizmodo writes that genetics is being used to fuel dubious health claims and advice.

A candidate to be President Donald Trump's science advisor supports limiting federal researchers' ability to discuss their findings, the Guardian reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: computational analysis of mouse gene expression profiles, web resource for visualizing brain transcriptomes, and more.

All About Publicity

Patrick Soon-Shiong's Cancer MoonShot 2020 appears to be a marketing tool for the billionaire, Stat News reports.

Push for Preprints

As ScienceInsider reports, some researchers note that there already is a preprint server in place for biology.

Researchers tell Technology Review about their efforts to use genetic engineering to control invasive rodent populations.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: DNA regulation in islet cells, algorithm predicts regulatory element marks in various tissues, and more.

Watchful, But Working

MIT President Rafael Reif speaks with the Los Angeles Times about the Trump administration travel ban and more.


The US National Institutes of Health's new plan will bolster support for early- and mid-career investigators.

Steven Hyman writes at Nature News that staff scientists could help research institutions take on ambitious research projects.

The NIH proposes using a Grant Support Index to limit the total amount of grant support any one principal investigator can have.

A survey of UK academics found that women tended to have higher teaching loads than men, according to Nature News.