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It took Mary-Claire King, now at the University of Washington, 17 years to home in on the BRCA1 locus, and that work, Jane Gitschier writes in PLOS Genetics, wasn't even her first major study. Previously, King, then working in Allan Wilson's lab, studied the genetic distance between humans and chimpanzees, work that wound up on the cover of Science.

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In PNAS this week: diatom genetic diversity, microfluidic droplet method for single-cell screening, and more.

Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.

Researchers are using gene editing to develop more robust livestock and crops, AFP reports.

Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.