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The Scan

A Pew Research Center report finds that most Americans are wary of using technologies like gene editing to enhance human abilities. predicts that genomic and genetic testing will become common in toxic tort cases.

An Open Box

At Nature, John Wilbanks and Eric Topol call for openness in health data.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: proteomic consequences of genomic changes in ovarian cancer, Human SRMAtlas, and more.

Prosecutors seek to introduce evidence from low-template DNA analysis in a murder case in upstate New York, the New York Times reports.

In the Soil

A startup company is offering a test to analyze soil samples from farms for pathogens.

Researchers kick off their second Queer in STEM survey to examine what can make STEM careers welcoming, Wired reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: map of UV-induced damage in yeast genome, comparative epigenomics uncovers plant lacking key DNA methyltransferase enzyme, and more.

Patent Representation

A new report indicates that women are underrepresented among US patent holders.

Seeking a Cohort

Researchers in the US begin to seek participants for the 1 million-person precision medicine cohort, the New York Times reports.

The King's Blood

Genetic analysis confirms that blood found on leaves collected near Marche-les-Dames some 80 years ago belongs to King Albert I of Belgium.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: cell-free DNA from tumors is shorter than DNA from healthy cells, type 2 diabetes-related loci, and more.

Chinese researchers to embark on a trial using a CRISPR/Cas9-based immunotherapy next month, Nature News reports.

Theranos has hired executives to oversee compliance and regulatory issues, the Wall Street Journal reports.

University of Wisconsin researchers uncover a mutation linked to Mauriac syndrome, which affects some children with type 1 diabetes.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: new chromatin imaging approach, and more.

A 'de-extinction' approach may help increase genetic diversity of the black-footed ferret, Scientific American says.

Researchers develop a Qatari reference genome to boost precision medicine in Middle Eastern populations.

Cautious Approach

Arizona State University's James Collins writes at Slate for the need to better study gene-drive technology before its use.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: sequence and analysis of modern and ancient barley, comparative genomic analysis of mucormycosis, and more.

Assurances Sought

Seven UK academies say a "bold commitment" is needed from the government to keep British research and innovation strong in the wake of the Brexit vote.

James Watson tells Stat News that the Cancer Moonshot Initiative is "crap."

Under the Sea

Researchers have isolated and sequenced a bacterium from the marine sulfur-oxidizing bacteria clade SUP05.

In Genome Research this week: molecular autopsies for sudden death, telomere methylation in Arabidopsis, and more.

Diving in Deep

In a preprint, Craig Venter's team reports sequencing the genomes of 10,500 people to between 30X and 40X coverage.


Sociologists find that dual-career programs are important for recruiting female academics, Inside Higher Ed reports.

Many more PhDs are produced in the sciences than there are tenure-track professor positions, the New York Times reports.

The Huffington Post explores why female graduate students might not report sexual harassment.

A trio of economists examines the effect of tenure clock stopping policies, the New York Times writes.