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In this week's Nature, a team led by University of Geneva scientists report new insights on Down's syndrome based on an analysis of a pair of identical twins in which only one twin had an extra copy of chromosome 21. While it had been thought that most traits associated with Down's syndrome are caused by altered gene expression from the additional chromosome, the researchers show that differential gene expression is organized in domains along all chromosomes.

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In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.

Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.

British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.