In Genome Research this week: lncRNA and gene expression regulation, population structure of the equine infectious disease strangles, and more.
The Precision Medicine Initiative is working out how to go about recruiting participants, Nature News reports.
A report from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology identifies consensus recommendations to make biomedical research more sustainable.
Researchers link a gene variant to compulsive drinking in a mouse study.
In PNAS this week: tumor DNA in cerebrospinal fluid, genetic factors influencing ability to sweat in humans, and more.
In an op-ed, UCSC's David Haussler encourages patients to share their genetic information.
A trio of researchers in Edinburgh sought to determine how much DNA there is in the biosphere.
Motherboard looks into the UK's 100,000 Genomes Project.
In PLOS this week: mitochondrial DNA dynamics, tuberculosis transmission patterns in Malawi, and more.
Researchers have penned a letter to Science to criticize it for reinforcing "damaging stereotypes."
Lawmakers are encouraging the National Institutes of Health to offer prize-based challenges.
Researchers examine the genetic heritability of sweetness perception.
In Science this week: reason for partial HIV vaccine protection, and more.
With its new version of the National Children's Study, NIH hopes to avoid past errors, ScienceInsider says.
Russia is to consider a ban of certain foreign scientists and organizations seen as security threats, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The interactions between the microbes of the gut affect the ability of a C. diff infection to take hold, Ed Yong writes.
In Nature this week: two loci linked to depression, CRISPR/Cas9-based study of diarrhea-causing microbe, and more.
Organs-on-chips are steaming ahead for use in drug development, Nature News reports.
Congressional lawmakers have introduced a "right to try" bill, but critics say it could affect FDA's regulatory authority.
A study of an email of recent papers of interest sent to large numbers of economists finds that papers listed at the top get cited more, NPR reports.
In Genome Biology this week: intra-tumor heterogeneity assessed with single-cell RNA sequencing, common epigenetic alterations in tumors, and more.
Non-invasive prenatal screening tests are not only detecting fetal chromosomal abnormalities, but also some cases of maternal cancer.
Researchers report in PLOS One on their examination of the percentage of women represented on patent filings.
Hans Krebs' Nobel Prize is to be auctioned to raise money to support researchers.
In PNAS this week: MC4R mutations enable Mexican cavefish to survive in food-poor environments, genes linked to ethanol consumption in flies, and more.