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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine along with their colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine report that "chromatin regulation by Brg1 underlies heart muscle development and disease." Specifically, the team shows that the chromatin-remodeling protein Brg1 "has a critical role in regulating cardiac growth, differentiation, and gene expression," and that it maintains cardiomyocytes in an embryonic state.

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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.