It's Thursday, and that means it's Nature day.

In an article in the current issue, Zegerman and Diffley tackle the subject of DNA replication by looking at phosphorylation sites in a yeast protein to zoom in on two particular sites that appear to be essential to the replication process.

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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.