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The Scan

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

Pushed Aside

The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Looking Into It

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

Same Scam, New Tech

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.

No Part

A Stanford University investigation finds that its researchers did not take part in He Jiankui's work to develop gene-edited infants.

The long-running Framingham Heart Study has received a $38 million grant, according to the Boston Globe.

One From Each

Retraction Watch reports that two researchers had both a Science and a Nature paper retracted last week.

In Genome Biology this week: genomic sequencing of milkweed bug, benchmark comparison of single-cell RNA sequencing platforms, and more.

NPR's Morning Edition reports that a number of CRISPR-based gene editing treatments are to be tested soon in humans in the US.

Some people develop multiple primary tumors, and the Washington Post says researchers are studying why that occurs.

10x Genomics CEO Serge Saxonov tells ThriveGlobal about his career path.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: signals of natural selection among Indigenous populations of North America, population and social structures of several European Stone Age burial sites, and more.

Stanford University's Stephen Quake tells the New York Times that he encouraged CRISPR researcher He Jiankui to seek the proper ethical approvals.

The Guardian reports that delivery mode seems to affect the makeup of infants' gut microbiomes.

Wired examines the implications and ramifications of research into links between genetics and socioeconomic status.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: mutation rate differences between plant tissues, genomic analysis of Kerstersia gyiorum, and more.

Researchers report lower than expected rates of genetic testing in a study of women with breast and ovarian cancer, MedPage Today reports.

The Kentucky attorney general is asking individuals who gave samples as part of recent cash-for-DNA dealings to get in touch, the Louisville Courier Journal reports.

Whose Doo?

A Long Island apartment complex is using DNA testing to uncover residents who do not clean up after their dogs, according to Newsday.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: NASA Twins Study examines biological effects of a year in space, and more.

Contract Lost

According to Science, the independent Jason advisory group to the US Department of Defense has lost its contract.


At the Guardian, the University of Edinburgh's Nikolay Ogryzko argues that universities need to better invest in postdocs' careers.

Researchers who go persevere after an early funding setback end up with more highly cited papers later on, according to the Economist.

Nature News reports that female scientists setting up their first labs tend to have lower salaries and smaller staffs than their male peers.

A new analysis by Northwestern University researchers finds that female and male first-time PIs receive differing amounts of funding.