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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: variants linked to congenital heart disease, genetic variability in Italian horses, and more.

Medidata's Glen de Vries argues at Stat News that drug companies should try to engage more deeply with their customers.

Bit of Advice

INGSA-Africa aims to provide governments in Africa with scientific advice to guide policy, the Guardian reports.

Escape From Editing

Researchers report this week that HIV-1 can become resistant to CRISPR/Cas9 editing.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: special focus on cancer, computational tool for predicting optimal drug dose, and more.

Here's a Spot

Stat News examines ethical questions raised by Alphabet's Verily awarding a research contract to a clinic mostly owned by its CEO.

Invitae CEO Randy Scott tells Bloomberg that his company wants to be the 'Amazon of genetic testing.'

For an ID

New tools are enabling researchers in Hawaii to identify the remains of US service members killed during the Korean War, NPR reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: computational approach to reconstruct genomic regulatory landscapes, and more.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump's immigration views may hurt US science if elected, Nature News says.

Not Keeping Up

ProPublica writes that the New England Journal of Medicine may not be keeping up with the times.

Extra Hurdles

Y Combinator cofounder Jessica Livingston speaks with Fortune about the challenges of being a woman who has founded a company.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: genomic and transcriptomic effects of immunotherapy for melanoma, non-syndromic cleft palate, and more.

A Zika Vector Guide

Scientific American presents a guide to the new Zika genome graphic.

The NCI has named 28 people to help realize the cancer moonshot's goals, reports ScienceInsider.

Drones for Science?

A researcher speculates that drones could be used to help facilitate scientific research in the field.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genetic features of the coral symbiotic algae Symbiodinium thermophilum, how genetic interactions affect long-term response to directional selection, and more.

A genomics researcher discusses how he started working for Amazon Web Services.

Vegetarianism may have shaped part of the human genome in populations with a long history of a plant-based diet.

The Washington Post's Amy Ellis Nutt asks whether scientist who engage in research misconduct should be jailed.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: a lung cancer risk-predicting variant in MKK7, mediating infection by pathogenic alphaviruses, and more.

List of Concerns

Federal regulators release the longer version of their Theranos inspection report, revealing a number of quality control issues.

Cell By Design

Researchers have developed a programming language to design computational circuits for living cells.

Breaching the Barrier

Whole-genome sequencing advances hold promise for medicine, the Financial Times reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: updated gorilla genome, long non-coding RNA linked to celiac disease, and more.


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.