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The Scan

Researchers air concerns about the coordination and focus of the US Cancer Moonshot Initiative, Nature News reports.

The Weills are donating $185 million to the University of California, San Francisco, according to the New York Times.

In Genome Research this week: study of repeat family Platy-1 in marmosets, fragmentation-based method for finding CNVs, and more.

Another Tweak Here

Protective genetic mutations are providing a blueprint for companies wanting to treat sickle cell, Scientific American reports.

Search for a Test

NPR tells the story of biologists Lee and Len Herzenberg, whose son with Down syndrome spurred them to search for a blood test for the condition.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: glioma molecular subgroups, genetic features of red rust pathogen, and more.

Rady Children's Hospital's Stephen Kingsmore is being included in the Guinness World Records for making the fastest genetic diagnosis.

Such High Hopes

Hopes may be running a bit too high for personalized cancer vaccines for some researchers, Nature News reports.

WHO Search Begins

The World Health Organization has begun looking for a new director general, Stat News says.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: evolutionary history of polyomaviruses, mutations linked to colon cancer progression, and more.

A task force presents its recommendation on how to bolster safety and quality at the National Institutes of Health.

FDA Commissioner Robert Califf says the agency needs to work with industry so it keeps up with changes in the field.

QuantuMDx says its low-cost, handheld device will be able to quickly diagnose patients, as the Guardian reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genomic analysis of Galapagos Island finches, and more.

An analysis finds that improperly duplicated images can be found in at least one in 25 papers.

Researchers find that office microbes contain a number of bacteria derived from human skin, but also bacteria that are likely from the outside environment.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: modified CRISPR approach changes single nucleotides, new salmon genome assembly, and more.

The US National Institutes of Health has halted production at two facilities due to contamination concerns, NPR reports.

The Mosaic Question

Advances in pre-implantation genetic screening have led to questions over whether mosaic embryos should be transferred, the New York Times reports.

The UK has announced some exceptions to its ban on recipients of taxpayer funding from lobbying the government, the Guardian reports.

In Genome Biology this week: computational approach to tease apart clonal tumor lineages, cell type-specific lncRNA expression in developing human neocortex, and more.

Theranos is the subject of a federal criminal investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports.

There's a dearth of genetic counselors in the US, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

Less Fuss

With less commotion, gene-editing experiments involving human embryos continue on, Nature News writes.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: antibiotic affects E. coli mutation rate, nanopore sequencing development, and more.


A researcher recounts in Science how she got her career off the ground.

Bitesize Bio offers some word of wisdom for designing a new lab.

A study finds that some women choose science majors later in their college careers.

The US National Labor Relations Board rules that graduate assistants have the right to unionize.