This Week in Nature

In an advance, online publication of Nature this week, researchers describe the widespread transcription they observed at neuronal activity-regulated enhancers in their genome-wide sequencing experiment. The team observed that CBP, a transcriptional co-activator, bound to around 12,000 neuronal activity-regulated enhancers; they suggest that CBP may function to recruit RNA polymerase II.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.