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Rewriting Epigenetics

Researchers link in utero exposure to tobacco smoke to epigenetic changes.

"Because I'm Happy…"

Economists tie happiness levels to genes, particularly ones common in Denmark.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: lncRNAs in developing heart tissue, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine patterns during T-cell development, and more.

The Google Study

Google embarks on a data-rich project to see what a 'baseline' healthy person looks like.

Defining Genetic Modification

The UK's redefinition of 'genetic modification' has drawn complaints of dishonesty.

So Many Letters

Non-governmental and scientific organizations spar over the chief scientific adviser position at the European Commission.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: population admixture in Cuba, Vibrio cholera clades, and more.

That Tiny Little Bit?

Oxford researchers calculate that less than 10 percent of the human genome is functional.

Common But Just Uncovered Virus

Researchers uncover a novel virus within the human gut metagenome.

Slow Re-opening

The CDC begins to re-open labs after safety mishaps, establishes safety expert panel.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: ribosome-stalling mutation has effect in certain genetic background, and more.

No, No Results to See Here

An analysis of clinical trial publications indicates that findings from earlier stage studies are less likely to be published.

Regulation Editing, Too

Genome editing may be subject to European Union genetic modification rules, the Guardian reports.