This Week in PNAS

A paper appearing in the PNAS Early Edition from Uppsala University's Karolina Edlund et al. examines the accuracy of reported mutations in an analysis of the TP53 mutation database. Taking a data-driven approach to assess several independent quality criteria, Edlund and colleagues generated a quality score for each report contributing to the database.

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Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.

Popular Mechanics reports that Caltech researchers have built a prototype nanobot using DNA.

The Sacramento Bee writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing connected a woman to sperm donor-conceived half siblings.

In PLOS this week: gene expression catalog for sheep, viral diversity among respiratory samples from camels, and more.