This Week in Cell

A pair of Cell studies implicated a mutation in the CLP1 gene in a newly described condition characterized by brain defects, neurodegeneration, and other symptoms. Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and elsewhere found the genetic glitch — a homozygous missense mutation in the RNA kinase-coding CLP1 gene — through exome sequencing on four individuals from families affected by an unknown neurological condition.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.