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Science's Roots

Science Progress posts the introduction from the upcoming book, Science Next, a collection of essays on science policy. In it, Jonathan Moreno and Rick Weiss write that science should go back to its progressive roots — roots that they say have shaped American history and given the US its vision as a "nation of perpetual progress." Moreno and Rick Weiss also write, "It is knowledge — including public knowledge and understanding of science as an engine of progress — that will reveal solutions to today's most pressing problems, including climate change, energy independence, and national security."

The Scan

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

TB Resistance Insights Gleaned From Genome Sequence, Antimicrobial Response Assays

Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.