This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley reported on an ancient genetic variation that enables Tibetans to survive at high altitudes. The low oxygen levels on the Tibetan plateau make it inhospitable to most humans except those indigenous people. Previous studies have identified a hypoxia pathway gene called EPAS1 as being key to Tibetans' ability to live in this environment.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.