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This week in PLoS One, researchers report that missense mutations in FMR1 are not a cause of the Fragile X syndrome phenotype in patients who have normal-length CGG-repeat expansions. To decipher this, the team used an array-based method to sequence FMR1 in 51 individuals exhibiting features of FXS with normal CGG-repeat tracts of the gene. The team suggests that "screening for small deletions of FMR1 may be of clinically utility."

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As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.

Two researchers are calling for education for scientists on defending facts.