The Scan

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation in soybean accessions, genetic ancestry of Uralic speakers, and more.

Minor Collection

A new California bill signed into law governs how law enforcement in the state can collect DNA samples from minors, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

CERN suspends physicist who gave sexist talk at a workshop on high-energy physics and gender, BuzzFeed News reports.

To the Wrong Cell

Researchers report on a case in which a CAR T-cell therapy was mistakenly delivered to a cancer cell, Stat News writes.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: rise of copy-number variants during neurogenesis, genetic and phenotypic variation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and more.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's James Allison and Kyoto University's Tasuku Honjo have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Just One

The National Science Foundation is limiting the number of proposals a PI can submit in the biological sciences, which researchers say is a bad idea, according ScienceInsider.

Over to You

A Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center VP is giving the institute $1.4 million he made from representing it on a biotech board, the New York Times and ProPublica report.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic loci tied to chronic back pain, genetic diversity of vampire bat-borne Bartonella bacteria, and more.

Nobel Diversity

Nature News reports that the bodies that award Nobel Prizes are making small changes aimed at increasing diversity among laureates.

An economic crisis in Argentina has led to a decreased science budget, worrying researchers, according to ScienceInsider.

Still Early

Stat News reports that pharmacogenomics testing in psychiatry may be ahead of the science.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: series of reviews about gene modification, and more.

Researchers find that fecal microbiome transplants restore gut bacteria in cancer patients who underwent antibiotic treatment for a stem cell transplant.

Lots of Uncertainty

Nature News looks into how the looming 'Brexit' is affecting researchers in the UK and the Europe Union.

Australian researchers aim to gauge how much medical students there understand genomic medicine, according to the Australian.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: common genetic variants influence monogenic neurodevelopmental disorders,  analysis of fruitENCODE, and more.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing human fetal tissue research, according to ScienceInsider.

We'll Try the Radio

Spotify and Ancestry.com are collaborating to devise playlists based on customers' ancestry testing results, Quartz reports.

Accused Spy

A Chinese national was arrested for spying and recruiting US scientists and engineers as spies, the Associated Press reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of methylation quantitative trait loci in tumors, database of ancient mitochondrial genomes, and more.

Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.

Pages

Gene editing is expected to give rise to new job opportunities, according to BBC Capital.

A new analysis finds that better grant-writing skills may help early-career researchers stay funded and stay in academia.

At Nature, a graduate student describes how to explore careers outside academia and what PhD programs can do help that search.

A new analysis of research funding finds that after receiving their first award, female researchers are just about as likely to receive additional awards as male researchers.