This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report data showing that the fruit fly transcriptome is far more complex than previously thought. They examined various Drosophila cultured cell lines at different developmental stages and dissected organ systems, revealing new genes, proteins, and transcripts, including hundreds of previously unidentified long non-coding RNAs.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.