The Scan

Missed a Few

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

Blame the Follicles

A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

This Week in Cell

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.

Told to Pause

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.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.

Lost Some Value There

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Not Mentioning It

The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

Slight Budget Trim

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.

The data generated by 100,000 Genomes Project is being housed on military servers due to attacks by hackers, Naked Security reports.

No Gene Drive Ban

Vox reports that the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity decided against a gene drive moratorium.

A new poll finds most US adults are not familiar with personalized medicine, according to HealthDay.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: sequencing of neuroblastomas uncovers alterations linked to prognosis, and more.

The US Department of Health and Human Services says it has not cancelled a fetal tissue contract with a University of California, San Francisco, lab, Science reports.

University College London is launching an investigation into its past ties to eugenics, according to the Guardian.

The finding could help detect autologous blood doping among athletes, Dark Daily reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genome sequences of two giant tortoises, genome assemblies and annotations for two allotetraploid cotton species, and more.

Turns Pink

Researchers have harnessed how epigenetic reprogramming alters the genome's physicochemical properties to develop a cancer test, the Guardian reports.

The US National Institutes of Health is sending tissue chips to space to study physiological changes that astronauts undergo in microgravity.

Growing Quickly

Stat News looks into the rapid growth of China's Pharma Valley.

In Genome Research this week: a physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativa, evaluation of family- and population-based imputation tools, and more.

The World Health Organization is putting together a panel of experts to develop guidelines and standards for gene editing, according to Reuters.

Researchers have analyzed the genome of Lonesome George, the last Pinta tortoise, to find areas of selection affecting genes linked to aging and the immune system, Discover's D-brief blog says.

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STEM professors' views on intelligence affect students' success, a new study finds.

Mental health issues are more likely to affect graduate students than other Americans, Scientific American reports.

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.