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This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: TIRAP mutation effect reversed, ultraviolet exposure effects on transcription, and more.

Faster Science

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's Jeremy Freeman tells the Guardian that he was intrigued by its goal to hasten the pace of science.

Canadian lawmakers are to vote tomorrow on the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, the Canadian Press reports.

Geneticist David Latchman tells Nature News he did not produce or oversee the production of images at the center of the research misconduct investigation he's involved in.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: SERPINA1 gene variant linked to stroke risk, comparative genomic analysis of cyanobacteria, and more.

Scripps researchers estimate that there could have been as many as 30 different introductions of the Zika virus into Florida, Medscape Medical News says.

According to the AP, local police departments are creating their own DNA databases.

Researchers describe a rare genetic disorder that leads to deafness, blindness, and albinism, that's more likely among children of deaf parents, the Washington Post reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: co-evolution between myxoma viruses and rabbits, genome analysis of fish pathogen, and more.

Wealth in the Genes?

A trio of economists writes that, even after controlling for socio-economic factors, there's a relationship between genes and wealth, Fortune reports.

University of Manchester researchers describe their design for DNA computing, according to Popular Mechanics.

Scientific Sharing

The New York Times writes that ResearchGate is enabling researchers to get feedback on their work and forge collaborations.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: DNA Fountain for storing data in DNA, and more.

New Scientist examines the boom in microbiome-focused therapeutics.

Advantage, But Risk

Yale researchers find that autism risk-linked genes are also associated with increased cognitive ability, according to the Independent.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genome-mining tool to study modified peptides, variants linked to macular telangiectasia type 2, and more.

Move It Along

In a speech to Congress, President Donald Trump called the drug approval process at FDA "slow and burdensome."

CBC Marketplace commissions DNA testing of chicken sandwiches at Subway and other fast-food chains.

Turn It Up or Down

Variants in the IFITM3 gene affect inflammatory response to infection, UPI reports.

In Genome Research this week: algorithm to tease out strains from metagenomic sequences, drug resistance mechanisms in cancer cells, and more.

A floated budget plan could see non-military discretionary spending in the US — which includes science agency funding — fall, the New York Times reports.

All the Swabs

Proove Biosciences had allegedly been paying doctors to perform its opioid risk and other genetic tests, Stat News reports.

Rare Answers

Sequencing is enabling the roots of some rare diseases to be determined, the Financial Times reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: flu susceptibility and Y chromosome variation in mice, deletion tied to epilepsy in dog breed, and more.

How to Win a 'War'

For those who are concerned about Trump administration actions related to science, a new column in Scientific American has suggestions for ways to fight back.


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.