This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team from the Georgia Institute of Technology reported data suggesting that homologous recombination between RNA and DNA may be far more widespread than previously believed, making RNA a key player in genomic stability and plasticity. Generally, homologous recombination involves the exchange of genetic information between similar DNA molecules.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.