This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team led by researchers at Yale University School of Medicine report on cis-regulatory control of corticospinal system development and evolution. The team identifies a conserved non-exonic element called E4 that acts as a cortex-specific enhancer for the Fezf2 gene, which is used in the specification of corticospinal neuron identity.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.