UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.
In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.
A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.
CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.
In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.
Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.
In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.
The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.
The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.
In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.
Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.
The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.
Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.
Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.
A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.
In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.
Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.
ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.
The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.
In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.
The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.
The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.
Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.
In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.
Researchers find that younger investigators fare better when seeking support through crowdfunding sites, Nature News reports.
Nature News reports that doing a postdoc might not help researchers find employment.
Pennsylvania State University's Kathleen Grogan says researchers need to approach data on gender and racial diversity in the sciences like they would any other dataset.
The National Science Foundation is adding questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to its Survey of Earned Doctorates, according to Science Careers.