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The Scan

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.

For the Cavendish

Genomics may help the Cavendish banana from succumbing to fungal infections, a trio of researchers writes at the Conversation.

Beyond Sequencing

Precision medicine has to consider context in addition to genetic mutations in cancer treatment, Medscape reports.

A cancer researcher retracts 19 articles from one journal for image manipulation, according to Retraction Watch.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.

Slow Report

National Cancer Institute researchers didn't report severe adverse events to Food and Drug Administration in a timely manner, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Together, Forever

According to ScienceInsider, the Scripps Research Institute and the California Institute for Biomedical Research are merging.

Researchers in China have used the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing approach to alter the length of hair fibers in cashmere goats.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: role for Notch signaling in congenital heart disease, sciatica risk variants, and more.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.

Flashy Variants

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

The Effects

The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The BabySeq project faces lower-than-expected enrollment rates, according to ScienceInsider.

HPV Through the Ages

Researchers trace the origin of one human papillomavirus lineage to Neanderthals or Denisovans, Vox reports.

CRISPR TV

Actress Jennifer Lopez is working with NBC on a CRISPR-inspired television show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: modern European bison analysis, phased diploid genome assembly algorithms, and more.

Laureate Endorsement

Some 70 Nobel laureates endorse Hillary Clinton for US president, the New York Times reports.

When refrigerated, tomatoes' flavor metabolome and transcriptome change, a PNAS study finds.

More Data, Please

Wired takes a look at Eric Schadt's efforts at Mount Sinai to gather ever-larger datasets.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: double-strand breaks in the mouse genome, metabolomic features of yeast deletion strains, and more.

Bad News for Britain?

The New York Times says Brexit could really hurt the UK's science community, and is making entrepreneurs think about leaving the country. 

Biden, Over and Out

Vice President Biden has presented his final assessment as VP on the progress of the Cancer Moonshot program.

Scientific American says that when it comes to science, Donald Trump's views are "shockingly ignorant."

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: a single-molecule sequencing strategy, newly generated and steady-state transcripts in developing Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings, and more.

Pages

At Science Careers, Princeton University's Julian West advises new researchers to read widely.

At Science Careers, a researcher describes how her rejuvenated postdoc science policy committee is promoting science.

Bitesize Bio's Gail Seigel offers some tips on running a low-budget lab.

The GRE isn't a good predictor of graduate school performance or productivity, according to two PLOS One studies.